Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Email Update: 4/7/2014

Dear Familie,

That's all awesome; I just wish i had cinnamon rolls too.... :(

I did get the tax returns, and I am going to mail them out today.

Zone conference had some really fun parts to it, such as upgrading our phone (just to a better version of what we already had--no iPads yet) and playing life sized battleship using missionaries as the ships. One of the great things that we learned during the conference was how much the next ordinance matters, and how we can work to help people get there.

General Conference was really cool, though a little frustrating on Saturday; we were watching it at a member's home for the first session and the broadcasting station itself went out, and for the second session, we went to an investigator's home, and tried to watch it online. We saw 38 minutes of it, and it took us 2 1/2 hours to do so. We went to the church for the Priesthood session, and my favorite talk was also President Uchdorf's, though Elder Oak's talk was really good, and made me chuckle. The Sunday sessions, we just went to the church where they were broadcasting them, and watched them with the 2nd counselor in the 1st ward and his son. I was really impressed by all of the talks on the basics of the gospel, especially Elder Christopherson's. Those ones really stood out to me, because we have another investigator who was down in Salt Lake City for the Conference. I'm sure that he got answers to any questions that he had left, and his testimony strengthened on the things he already knew.

As for the rest of this week, it was actually really slow. I my new companion, Elder Painter, is really cool, and we work well together (I think), we just were unable to set nearly as many appointments as we usually do. We did have one really cool lesson with a couple of ladies named Julie and Kathy, who were referrals from the ward. Kathy's sister just recently passed away, and that sister, named Hope, had just started coming to church. When she died, Kathy wanted to know more about it, and called a member to see where she could learn more. Julie was here friend, and her son had been involved in the search for a plane that had crashed with an LDS family inside of it. He did end up finding it with the brother of one of the passengers, and that family kind of adopted Julie's son. He just recently was baptized, and Julie was so impressed with how the living LDS family treated her son, that she wanted to learn more. We had a lesson at Kathy's home, and had a realy great discussion on the Introduction to the Book of Mormon. Kathy is already into 2 Nephi, and Julie had read about to 1 Nephi 8 before the lession, so i have high hopes for them.

Well, that sums up this week. Thank you so much for all that you do, and the work that you give for me.

Love and Insanity,
Elder Stuver

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