Monday, April 3, 2017

Carpe Diem - Seas the Day

Hey Everyone!!

Wow I can't believe how the weeks have been flying by and I can't believe that I only have one full week left on my mission and will be home in 10 days. But as my title suggests today is the day to Seize the Day (Seas the day is the Florida edition) and give it everything I've got these last few days.

This week we were trying to show the people that we are working with that we love them and want to help them to progress. That involved going to the talent show of one of our less actives. He performed in a saxophone quartet playing the Mario theme.

​(He's Luigi)

Right now we are just trying to find people to teach and less actives to reactivate so that we can be able to help this ward grow.

The biggest highlight of this week was General Conference, every six months getting to hear from modern day prophets and apostles is the greatest. This weekend is something especially as a missionary I look forward to. Here are some of my favorite quotes:

- "Genuine discipleship is a state of being. This suggests more than studying and applying a list of individual attributes. Disciples live so that the characteristics of Christ are woven into the fiber of their beings, as into a spiritual tapestry." ~ Elder Hales
- "Overcoming the world is not one defining moment in a lifetime, but a lifetime of moments that define an eternity." ~Elder Andersen
- "The trial of our faith will always involve staying true to simple, daily practices of faith. Then, and only then, does He promise that we will receive the divine response for which we long." ~ Elder Clayton
- "When you pray with faith, you will feel God’s love as His Spirit speaks to your soul. No matter how alone or uncertain you may feel at times, you are not alone in this world. God knows you, personally. As you pray, you will come to know Him." ~ Elder Grow

Such a good conference, if you didn't get a chance to watch it or watch all of it check it out.

Funny story about how I became a temporary AV (tech person) for the church. On Saturday we showed up to the church expecting to find the conference being broadcast to the church, but it wasn't. The first session we eventually got loaded up on a computer but we played the buffering game the whole time and didn't really get to watch the first session. In between sessions on Saturday we called up a member to help us set up the broadcast. We searched the church for the projector and found the room it's stored in unlocked (which was a surprise) and were able to figure it out just in time to watch the second session. Then on Sunday came into the church once again to find the broadcast not being projected but I'd figured out how to set it up the day before so I did it again and we were able to watch the Sunday sessions with no problem. Truly God wanted us to watch the conference and unlocked many doors for us, literally, so that we could be able to listen to the words of a prophet.

Well that's all for now!


Sister Jennings