Last week was crazy! I'm learning that change is never easy for me, but when I wait it out I'm always fine once I adjust! I just need to figure out how to adjust faster! Sister Baine is awesome though, she is learning the area way faster than I did when I got here! She has only been on the mission about 8 months, but she is a stellar missionary with an incredible amount of energy! I have SO MUCH to learn from her! I'm just praying for strength and capacity to keep up!
We weren't able to see very many people last week due to meetings and lots of people going out of town for Spring break. That will continue to be a problem this week, but that just means we will have a lot of time to find new people to teach! We did pick up two new investigators this morning though! Their names are Dorothy and John and they requested missionaries because of an advertisement for mormon.org that they saw online! They are very simple people, but they clearly have a lot of faith in Jesus Christ so we have high hopes that we will be able to help them understand that they have found His true church!
I am looking forward to General Conference this weekend! How incredible to know that we have the chance to hear the mind and will of the Lord from His chosen servants for 8-10 hours in 2 days! If everyone one knew that was true, that they can hear directly from the Lord through His prophet and apostles, what sacrifices would they be willing to make to be a part of every second? What sacrifices are we willing to make to be a part of that? Or are other things higher on our list of priorities?
There have been times in my life where I needed to figure out if I really believe all of this or not. Times where my personal opinion didn't match exactly with what I was hearing from General Conference. I needed to figure out if I was going base the trajectory of my life on what the prophet said or on my perspective based on my own experiences. I realized long ago that when my thoughts and God's don't match up then I know who is wrong. But I needed to know if what the leaders of the Church were teaching was God's will. Obviously if I hadn't gotten an answer confirming my testimony of living prophets then I wouldn't be in NJ right now. But it is more than that. My life would be in a very different place right now. But I do know that we are led by men who receive revelation directly from Jesus Christ, and the things they say are the things He needs us to know. I know that without a doubt. And what a blessing it is to have that specific guidance for the things we face everyday in this troubled world. I hope we will all prepare our hearts and minds for the revelation that will be coming our way!