How did everyone like conference? I loved it! Especially Elder Holland's talk about standing up for what is right. I was counting all my blessings that I was not that sister missionary who got mashed potatoes thrown in her hair. That sounds rough. I probably would have cried. But he was right when he said: "the bumper sticker phrase 'What would Jesus do?' doesn't always end with a popular result." Because in my mission I've seen a lot of people criticize me, put me down, call me uneducated, basically anything you can think of, we've seen some type of it. As living representatives of Jesus Christ you would think we would have to suffer only a portion of what he suffered. Sometimes we do, but the thing is that with that, we can pray for all the strength that we need from him, because He has suffered everything for each and every one of us. It's incredible to me that we can receive the things we ask of of him.
Another talk I absolutely loved was by Linda S. Reeves about the dangers of pornography, we actually have a problem with a lot of the people we teach with this and it makes me incredibly sad. It reminds me of this video http://www.
mormonchannel.org/video/ mormon-messages?v= 1092112456001 that I cry like everytime we watch because it is literally heart breaking. But she said that we can stay away from that, not only by putting blocks on computers but also with family scripture study, prayer, family home evening, family temple work and that we can escape the trap by having the desire to change our hearts and our desires. I don't know why, but this talk really just struck home with me.
As for this week, it was busy. We went on 2 exchanges I had Hermana Ricks and Hermana Jones with me for two seperate days and Hermana B was down in Bay City with Hermana Rick's companion for 2 days. So I got back to my normal routine of running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. We also had to report a case of child abuse this week because we could hear it going on behind the door at an apartment complex. That is probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I actually went up to the door and knocked on it, they never answered the door but we didn't doubt calling the cops. Sometimes it takes all the courage in the world to do the right thing, and we definitely had angels with us. I know that when we do the right thing Heavenly Father is watching over us by all means, we are all His children and he cares a lot about us each individually. More than we can imagine.
I love you all very much and hope you have a great week.
What was your favorite conference talk, and why?
Keep the faith!
pics: zone meeting
me braiding Jashly Calasar's hair