March 16, 2015
Dear Family & Friends,
This week was incredible!! It was crazy busy but I've seen so many blessings this week.
So on Friday we had a mission conference with Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Lynn G. Robbins. It was so good! To start off he taught us about taking notes. He compared them to the large and small plates in the Book of Mormon. Most people take notes on large plates. He wanted us to take notes like the small plates, just the most spiritual things that the Holy Ghost teaches us. Not just write down everything he says. I liked that. So after he told us that it was basically it was a 3-hour question and answer session with an apostle. He asked us questions and we could ask him questions. It was cool to see how he taught us all things by asking questions and really kind of let us teach ourselves. His main focus was on faith, action, learning and the importance of the spirit in each of them. The spirit is the real teacher in everything. Then after the conference we all got to go up and shake his hand really quick. It was a great experience. We got a picture with him and all the missionaries in the mission. When I get a copy of the picture, I will send it home. Oh and I saw Elder Jensen there too. That was cool to talk to someone that I know. Hah
|Elder Jensen & Elder Gammell|
We baptized Maria on Saturday!! It was such a good baptism. The whole room was full and she was so excited. She had a big smile on her face when she came out of the water. Now her whole family is baptized and they are going to work on going to the temple in a year! It has been cool to see their whole family grow together through this. It has strengthened my testimony just seeing the light that they have now.
|Elder Padilla, Maria, Elder Gammell|
My Spanish is coming along good. I am learning more and more every day. We have added a couple of families in the past two weeks. Hopefully they keep progressing. A lot of good things are happening out here in Lodi. I love serving the people here.
Scripture: Romans 8:31
Love you all!
Have a great week,