Sunday, July 7, 2013

Updates for Falon, NV Last week in May

Sunday was awesome!  There's two stakes in the Falon Zone, so there were two stake conferences this past Sunday.  In the first Stake Conference (the stake my ward I cover is in) the presiding Bishop, Bishop Davies, spoke.  He was awesome.  He spoke how kindness isn't action, it's reaction.  I had never thought of it that way.  Kindness is the way you react to things, it's not just something you do.  It was really a cool talk.  We got special permission to go to the second Stake Conference with Elder Dallin H. Oaks, from our Mission President.  He wanted Marilyn to meet him so we took her.  It was my first time being in the same room as an apostle.  Elder Richard G. Scott spoke at the MTC while I was there, but I was in an overflow room.  Elder Oaks walked around and shook everyone's hand.  He walked right up to me and said, "Sister White, Where are you from?"  It was awesome!  He met Marilyn and called her a "newly" since she was recently baptized.  It was funny.  He gave a great talk on the 3rd article of Faith and how it is basically the Plan of Salvation in a short paragraph.  After his talk, he came up to all of the missionaries (there were 18 of us)and said that he wanted to take a picture with us.  So we followed him outside and we got to take a picture with him.  I was right next to him!  Afterwards, he shook my hand and said he would give me a hug, but he would settle for a hand shake.  He was way funny.  Coolest experience ever.

The rest of the week was pretty normal, until Friday.  Thursday night, our training leader sisters came to Falon and stayed with us.  On Friday we went on splits.  The were so awesome and taught me so much.  We did a blessing contact which was my first time seeing.  It's where you go up to someone and chat about their lives, bring up the gospel, and ask if they would like a blessing on their home.  So we were talking to this man named Mr. Rhodes.  We talked about the Book of Mormon and gave him one.  We then asked if he would like a blessing on his home.  He said sure, so Sister Green said the prayer.  You could definitely feel the spirit.  He told us we could come back the following week.  I don't know how interested he really is, but it was a good experience.

This past Sunday was my Birthday.  It turned out good.   I woke up to Sister Green decorating the house and baking my cake.  We got ready and went to Ward Council.  The ward is starting to get involved in the missionary work which is awesome.  After Ward Council, church started.  We waited in the front for our investigator to come.  For a minute it seemed like he wouldn't show, but he did.  He and his son Boogie (3 years old) loved church.  They said they wanted to come again next week which was awesome!  Definitely exciting.  We had a dinner w/ the Leforte's and they sang Happy Birthday to me.  

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