Tuesday, April 8, 2014

La Conferencia General!!!

What a great conference!! (For the two out of five sessions that I saw - ha ha).  They had it streaming live so we watched a session Saturday at 6:00 p.m. but the one at 10:00 p.m. was too late. Then we watched priesthood at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning but the connection was super bad and so we only watched like half of it and we watched it in Spanish.  Then we had another session at 6:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon but we could only watch half of it because we had to catch the plane to Barcelona for concilio ayer; hence why I am writing today ha ha. But I am excited to get the talks in the Liahona to read them, or watch them online in the near future.  Yeah I only saw a few talks, but they were really good!!

I really liked President Uchtdorf’s talk about not sleeping through the restoration and Elder Holland’s talk about defending your faith, but with courtesy.  And that made me really think because as a missionary people always attack us and tell us the meanest things (but nobody has thrown potatoes at me yet ha ha) so it was a good reminder to really defend our faith as much as we can but to do it in a courteous way, which can be just as hard sometimes.  When someone yells at you, you just want to yell something back!! But obviously the Savior wouldn’t do that.  So thanks Elder Holland!! And I think we all love how intense he is, the most passionate speaker we have.

Concilio was really good, Hermana Pace made us homemade Cafe Rio!! I ate way too much....but in the meeting they focused on us talking to everyone. De hecho, they made us leave the meeting and go outside and contact and find people for an hour and a half.  That is how much President Pace feels about talking to people. So hopefully we can get that across to our zone tomorrow in zone enfoque.  He is going to be here next week for interviews and is going to take our whole zone out to lunch that day for breaking the record, he called us to ask if it was Ok and we said of course!! He is such a funny guy.

We are teaching a lot of people and inviting a lot of them to be baptized, and we are trying to get them all to church, not a lot of people came last week.  And we are working with a lady who called us from our card, but neither of us remembers talking to her at all....such a miracle!! She said she is looking for the light in her life and so we told her baptism was the way! And she is on track to do it, but she has been smoking for FORTY YEARS.  So we are going with the Word of Wisdom lesson today.

Well that’s about it, love you all so much!! Que os vayáis bien!!
Elder Farah

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