Emailing is late today... we've had some leadership trainings and meetings today... so don't expect many letters this week! :( sorry.
This week has been SO hectic, but SO FUN!!!!!
DIDN'T YOU LOOOOOOVE GENERAL CONFERENCE?!?!? I only saw the Saturday afternoon session, but what I saw was exactly what I needed to hear. The Lord knows me well :) We were up early Saturday morning to contact the standby line of people waiting to get an extra seat in the Conference Center. We met some AWESOME members and nonmembers. The Spirit is incredible during General Confernce time. Thousands of people, gathered from all across the globe come to listen to a prophet's voice. When we were all singing Praise to the Man together, I couldn't help but think of Joseph Smith, there in our presence. I don't think he would have ever imagined 21,000 people in one building PLUS millions of others across the world, singing praises to him!
Saturday night we contacted before and after the Priesthood session (my favorite session! I wish we could watch it haha). We met 2 young men who are preparing to serve missions in the near future. We told them some miracles that we've experienced lately on the square, which really brought the Spirit. They were so full of faith, and so motivated after conference to be bold about sharing the gospel. They said if it wasn't for Conference, the Spirit, and for the stories that we shared with them, they wouldn't have thought of the friends that they gave us to call. The Spirit motivates and inspires. He inspired thousands of people that weekend. Our mission made a goal of receiving 7,000 member referrals over Conference weekend (Last Conference we got just over 6,000). We were a little apprehensive about reaching such a high goal, but we had some motivating mission meetings, which pumped everyone up to work our hardest and do our best.
Well, it all paid off...... we ended up receiving 9,222 member referrals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe it. We had met and exceeded our goal. We couldn't have done it without the help of the wonderful members that we met. THANK YOU!!!! :)
Now we have a TON of work to do in the Referral Center! We'll be calling people for half the day. The members and the Lord trust us with these souls. And we're going to do our best to give Spirit-filled messages. Think of the baptisms that will result out of 9,222 referrals! Think of the souls saved. The children of God brought closer to Christ. That's what it's all about.
Sister Denny and I are having a blast being back together! We're loving it :) Our zone is so supportive and diligent. We're working hard (even though it's stressful). And we're finishing strong.
This work is the best work that anyone could ever be a part of. I love it with all of my heart. I do it for my Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the center of it all!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
See you soon