So, ya, glad to hear that you are all doing well! Things here are great! It has been a pretty exciting week I guess. Not that all that much crazy stuff has really happened, but I have learned and grown a lot!So no, we have not yet had the opportunity to go teach a congregation of Pentecostals, but we will work on it again and try to set up a time to get out there. But ya, for the most part our visits have just been normal stuff this week!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Posted by Sister Wood at 8:26 PM
So, this week was pretty good! Actually it was awesome! We got to watch Conference this week on Saturday and Sunday! And we got to watch it in English! Or at least we got to watch some of it in English, and listen to the rest of it in English. The internet here is too slow to stream it, and too slow to download it all, too, so we got some video, but then we had to revert to just streaming audio because video was too slow. But the audio was kind of cool, too, because then we could read along with the text as the speaker read the talk, and it helped to better understand. But Conference was awesome! I definitely got more out of this conference than I have out of any Conference before. I wish I had been better at actually paying attention and trying to get something out of Conference before, becuase it truly is amazing and has so much strength and counsel for each of us individually. I mean, I guess that would make sense, seeing as it is the Word of God given directly to us...that puts a new perspective on it for me. But I can tell you that my questions were all answered very clearly, and I can't wait to read and review all the talks! (Will you send me an English Conference Ensign when they come out? Last conference we never got the English version here... Thanks!)I will share some of my favorite thoughts from this conference. And sorry, I will not quote things very well and will probably leave a few things out, because I forgot to bring my study journal with me today with my notes in it. But, to me, one of the most powerful messages of Conference was Elder Packer's talk. He is interesting, because he rarely talks about anything other than the Savior and the Atonement. And this year was no different. But his closing testimony was so powerful. When he read Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon's testimony "That He lives!" and then said that their words are his works, and he said "I know Him" was one of the most spiritually powerful moments of Conference to me, because the Spirit came like a wall and confirmed his words, and testified that they were true! He lives, and I know it!
Posted by Sister Wood at 8:19 PM