How did you all like General Conference?!?!?! I absolutely LOVED it! Questions always are answered as we listen:) What was your favorite talk?!
So this week was a little crazy! We didnt get a whole lot done because we had meetings but thats okay. We did our best! I love what Elder Gary E. Stevenson said "Focus on what you can do, not what you cant do." Isnt that the truth?! This was a great reminder because if we focus on what we cant do we are just going to feel like scum and we will forget our true potential. Heavenly Father doesn't want us to feel that way because we arent scum. We are His sons and daughters becoming Kings and Queens.
We went on exchanges and I had the opportunity to go serve in Sandpoint with Sister Surprise. I learned how to teach simply and how to talk to everyone. That has been a struggle for me, having a gospel conversation with lots of people but this helped me overcome my fear! Satan just is mean...he binds our tongues so we cant speak but DO NOT let him stop you! It is other peoples salvation we are talking about!! I learned that I need to speak up and speak out!! Elder Gregory A. Schweitzer said "True disciples defend the Lord, even when it is not convient to do so." That is going in my quote book!!!!
Amy is doing so great! She has been prepared to learn all of this stuff! Man, we cant wait for her to be baptized! She is just so amazing! Normita is doing great too! She has had the lessons multiple times in Hondorus so when we asked her if she would read and pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true she said "Sisters I already know its true!" We were just stunned! Now she has to get work off so she can come to church and be baptized!!
This transfer is over and Sister Rencher is going to Orfino Idaho! Im bummed she is leaving but she will do great! Orfino isnt going to know what hit them! I will be staying in Bonners Ferry and training a new sister!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! Its gonna be great! Im a little nervous but the Lord knows what Hes doing:) I learned so much this transfer! I learned:
1. the more we focus our lives on Jesus Christ the more peace we will feel, the more happier we will be, and the more we remember we are all children of God.
2. There is ALWAYS something to smile about. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS!!!!! Sometimes we have bad days but Heavenly Father didnt send us here to be unhappy so He blesses EVERY DAY!!!!
3. Studying General Conference is the best! I dont know what it is but I can feel the Spirit more abundanty as we teach and go throughout the day!
So I decided Im gonna start "ponderizing" a scripture every week so this weeks scripture is Alma 5:60. And now I say unto you that the good shepherd doth call after you; and if you will hearken unto his voice he will bring you into his fold, and ye are his sheep; and he commandeth you that ye suffer no ravenous wolf to enter among you, that ye may not be destroyed. The Lord is our Shepherd and we are His sheep. He wants to help us and protect us but we have to listen for His voice. He loves us so much and I hope we can all love Him back.
I hope you all pick a scripture to ponderize this week!!! Oh and no pictures this week sorry....