Saturday, April 4, 2009

One of my favorite things about Sunday is being able to walk up around the temple. Yes it was snowing but we decided as a district that we wanted to go up there anyway. We have a couple of elders that haven't been around snow that much and you could totally tell. Elder Porter was the funniest. He is from Southern California. Every chance he got he was throwing snowballs. Then while we were walking around he decided he wanted to roll in the snow. Mind you there was only like 1/4 of an inch on the ground. He trekked to the top of the hill and proceeded to roll down in he suit. It was the funniest thing. Then there was elder Dunn from England followed and rolled down the hill as well, then decided to make a snow angel. what he didn't realize was that he did it right in the flower bed...oops.
I'm so excited for Conference the next two days!!! I was reading in Mosiah 2 when all the people gather to listen to kind Benjamin. I couldn't help but compare it to General Conference. The people were all so excited to listen to the words of their prophet. they gathered as families and prayed, fasted and went with an open heart waiting to hear the words of God. I know that if we will do the same for conference this weekend we will all be blessed, and will receive answers and guidance to our questions.
I love Sunday Firesides. This week we had the chance of hearing from Brother Swanson from the Church missionary services. He Shared something that I thought was really cool. He told us that when we are listening to speakers and taking notes we need to listen to write down what the spirit tells us not try and write word for word what the speaker is saying. I have tried that this week in our various meetings and The spirit really gives direction through the speakers words.

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