Last Dinner Appointment with the Neilson Family- July 2, 2012
Spirit = Power
April 2, 2012
What a spiritual week is was for me. I was able to feast upon
the words of Christ that were provided by our modern leaders, this also
includes President Clements training. It was a great strength to me. I've
noticed that if it wasn't for these spiritual boosts I'd be dried out! The
Spirit = power that allows us to overcome our weaknesses and struggles.
We had a specialized training by President Clements- he has to
travel a bit to make it up here. It was a great training and the focus was
working with members on the social aspect of conversion. That's really the
first step to our investigators testimony’s- feeling comfortable with friends.
We had the Grand Rapids Elders stay the night, and I went on a exchange with
Elder Johnson (he's been out 1 month).
Conference was just so great! I really have to review them again
to find out what's my favorite. Some talks that i really enjoyed would have to
be, Elder Oaks on Sacrifice. Elder Hallstrom’s talk was really good too! A Blast of spirit overcame me as i
heard Elder Uchdorf’s testimony in the morning session. It hit every fiber
in my being. I'll never forget how simple his testimony was. It was
when he was testifying of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, as he said the
words " they are real" that i felt the power of the Holy Ghost
testify. It's amazing how much more we can receive when we prepare ourselves
and live the commandments. Especially when distractions are gone! This has been
a huge blessing and faith building experience, as i have witnessed time and time
again how important conference is. My testimony always increases in our leaders
and the church.
The month of march was a really good month for Twin Ports, a
rebuilding month but none the less good. Members have been referring their
friends! Jonra, a recent convert that was baptized in January, is sharing the
gospel with all of her friends! It's amazing to witness! Other members have
referred their friends as well. We've got 5 referrals that have resulted in new
investigators and are now part of our teaching pool. We're excited for the
Well family, take care. It's windy and cold here. I hope
everything is going well. Elder T Browning seems to be doing great. The Work
continues here in Duluth. Next week will be transfer calls, and i'm not sure
what's going to happen to me.