Monday, October 3, 2016

Week 46: General Conference

Picture of all the St Charles Elders in front of the TV for General Conference.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The church is so organized! I love it! We had General Conference last weekend. This is where the Prophet and other General Authorities talk to us. It was super good! One talk I liked was given by President Nelson. He talked about how saints (disciples of Christ) can have joy in any and every circumstance because of Jesus Christ and their knowledge of the Great Plan of Happiness. This is so true! I love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They want us to have joy. "Men are that they might have joy."

Krish, Monita, and Ganga (the Nepali family) all watched the Sunday Morning Session with us at a member's home. It was great! They are awesome! 

Haha, for the rest of General Conference, we watched it on a TV in the Relief Society room using an iPad. They didn't put it on at our church building as everyone was watching it at home. They had it going at the stake center, but that is mile-taxing. So, that is what we did-watching it in the Relief Society room. It was fun!

It was a great week. We are working with some more people and bringing them unto Christ. I know that this work I do is God's work and that I'm trying to bring people to Christ. I know that they will be happier and more joyful as they heed the message I share with my companions. 

We had a good dinner with a part member family. The wife (the member who is less active) is looking for a church that is this church-The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but she hasn't put action into it yet. We asked if she would read the Book of Mormon as well as her husband (a non member). They said they will. So, that is great!

The Book of Mormon is awesome! It is definitely another testament of Jesus Christ. If one wants to grow their faith in Jesus Christ, they will want to know and read lots of things about Him, and then act on it! As we stop searching the scriptures, our faith decreases and eventually we fall away from Him. It is through the little things that great things are brought to pass. Don't stop doing this small and simple good things. I know this is true. This is why we invited her and her husband to do this. Their faith will increase as they do read the holy scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. Why especially the Book of Mormon? Read it and find out! In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Transfers were this week, but us and the St Charles East elders are not affected by it! Wow! :) so, I'll be staying in St Charles West with Elder Eddenfield for another 6 weeks.

Elder Kloosterboer

All the Elders in the Zone. Elders Reyes, Tedders, Westenskow, Butterfield, Stewart-Chester (blurry), Young, Moore, Kloosterboer, Eddenfield, Shields, Lewis, and Fia

Krish drew this for me! How adorable!

Our set up in the Relief Society room for General Conference on Sunday afternoon.  

Puzzle pieces pictures for GenCof! Haha it was hilarious!

Some bug outside on the netting - it was big!

Trainz! 10 minutes in and out 4