I'm excited though. I've learned a lot from S. Godfrey this past transfer, and we have done a lot of really good work! It will be interesting trying to learn the new area together and apply some of the things that have worked so well here, but I know that the Lord has His hand in it. Whenever things go way different than I had thought they would it reminds me that the Lord is in control. He has a specific plan for each of us and give us the experiences we need.
It has been very rewarding to have a couple days to have one last lesson with people and say goodbye. There are three people in particular that we have worked with an I can see an incredible change in them over the last 4 1/2 months. I know that change has very little to do with me, but I am grateful to have played some role in helping them understand how to use the gospel to change and improve their lives and especially their outlook on life. Hope makes all the difference in the world and that is what an understanding of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ offers.
Yesterday we had 3 investigators at church! It was amazing! And one of them came to a potluck the Relief Society had on Saturday night before we watched the broadcast of the women's session of General Conference. This ward is so awesome. It was reassuring to see the way that they took our investigator under their wings and looked out for her. Missionaries can only do so much, but obviously we come and go. The only way that converts really stay active and involved is if members of the ward take an active interest in making sure they know they belong and are loved.
I'm super stoked about General Conference this weekend! What a privilege to get to hear the word of the Almighty through His living prophets and apostles. As this world gets more and more crazy and lines between right and wrong seem to blur, I am so grateful to know that God is still in control and that we can know His will concerning how we respond to the trials we face each day.
This church is true. The more you study and apply the pure doctrine the stronger your testimony grows. Guaranteed. Questions will come up. They always do. But when we try the virtue of the word of God we will see that it does stand up against any of the fiery darts of the adversary. Truth is truth regardless of popular opinion and even regardless of personal opinion. There may be times where our personal feelings may seem to not quite match up with the teachings of the church. I know I have had times where that was the case. But as we truly turn to God with those questions, and study His revealed word, we will learn that our perceived conflict was either because our view is restricted by the obstacles of mortality, OR, and more likely: we didn't fully understand the doctrine its implications and applications.
I love you all,