Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 6, 2015- Conference

April 6, 2015- Conference

Hey family and friends!

I hope everyone had a great Easter and Conference weekend! I love being able to hear from a living prophet and apostles. What they say really is inspired and will help us to continue to walk on the path back to our Heavenly Father. If you didn't get the chance to watch all the sessions of General Conference, watch the rest as soon as possible because all of the sessions were great. 

As District Leader, all of my responsibilities have increased. I had to direct District Meeting on Friday, make some calls Sunday night to the sisters to get all their numbers for the week, and then I had to call the Zone Leaders to report all of the information. But- it’s all good.

It was pretty crazy Tuesday night!  We were talking to a guy from El Salvador at an apartment complex, when off in the distance heard three gunshots. The people who were outside went into their apartments and shut their doors. A couple of minutes later we saw two police cars drive past as they were investigating the incident. 

On Wednesday, we taught five lessons.  Two lessons were about the Restoration. The spirit that is present in those Restoration lessons is so strong and there is no way you can't know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true. 

On Friday, I had to direct a District meeting where I basically stood up in the front and talked for an hour and a half. We had a discussion about 2 Nephi 31 and practiced some lesson roleplays. 

On Saturday, we did some service for a member family in our branch. Hermano Trapp is from Provo, Utah.  He didn't serve a Spanish-speaking mission and yet his Spanish is perfect. He said that studying hard and twenty years of practice from being married to his Hispanic wife is what helped him to speak well. It felt great to do some physical labor. We dug a bunch of holes and put up a fence in his yard.  

Saturday and Sunday we watched all the sessions of Conference, three of which I watched in Spanish. Conference was so good. I can't wait to get the Ensign so that I can read them again!

Hope everyone has a great week!


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