Monday, 7 April 2014

Conference and Donuts

What a week! This was one of my best weeks in the field! We had exchanges this week with the Sister Training Leaders! I went with Sister Meservy! She's from southern Alberta! We got along really well and had some great lessons together! I was so nervous because she has never been to Moose Jaw before, so I was the one who had to know where we were going and where our appointments were!!! let's just say we may have gotten lost... a few times haha luckily Moose Jaw is small. Or i would have died hahahaha. It was great.

It was sister fellows birthday! She turned 21! It was SO much fun! The Elders came to our apartment and gave us doughnuts! (keeping the Heinzlmeir tradition.. which is now a Moose Jaw missionary tradition) and then we watched conference (Saturday) and then for lunch, the Elders made Pasta! which is Sister fellows favorite! It was SO yummy! They also got fake champagne glasses and sparkling apple juice! They put a fake engagement ring on sister fellows glass hahaha i died! it was so funny!!! She turned bright red haha oh those elders. they crack me up. Then we had dessert and watched the rest of conference! One of our investigators came to watch it with us! She loved it! I can't wait to meet with her and talk about what she learned! The day was just the best. surprises and cake and conference! how could it get any better?! It was amazing.

Conference was so great! wasn't it?! Wow it was wonderful!! We watched at the church. Sister Sherlock (member) gave us each a HUGE bag full of candy and our favorite treat!! She is so great! Sure kept us awake the whole time hahaha. My favorite talks were from President Uchtdorf and Elder Severson! Gratitude. What a simple concept but so challenging at times! I love how he said we waste so much life waiting to see the rainbow before we are thankful. Be thankful in the rain. It made me think of the Jaredites in Ether chapter 6! They had a huge journey that must have been so difficult! But they didn't wait to till they were at the promised land to praise God. They Praised God and were so thankful the entire trip! All the way! What an example that is! That is something i am going to work on. being thankful all the time. I also loved Elder Severson's analogy with life being a 4 minute performance at the Olympics. How true that is! We have this time on earth to work hard, follow the commandments, serve the Lord, and do all we can to prepare to live with our heavenly father again. Then we literally have eternity to look back at it. It's like my mission too. I have 18 months to serve and do all i can. then the rest of my life to look back at it. We have no time to get lazy and fall away! We only have a short amount of time compared to forever! There is so much to be done! I love this gospel so much and what a blessing it was to hear from the Prophet and his apostles! I have so much motivation and determination! We actually taught a less active Sunday night and it went with Elder Severson's talk so well! She is afraid to leave her house and doesn't trust people. so she stays home. She hasn't been to church in a long time. She said she has done all she can and now she wants to pass on and be done (she is very old). She doesn't know why God isn't taking her home when she is old and did all she could. I bluntly asked if she has done all she can do or all that she is comfortable doing? it made her think. (I really really didn't want to say it.. but i was prompted and so i gave it a try! it worked!) We talked a lot about her fears and now have a lot more guidance and direction to know how to help her!! Sister Fellows and I talked about it after. We both felt the spirit so strong during that lesson. We talked about the talk from Elder Severson. And how sad it would be to be in a race, a race you trained so hard for and worked so hard for, then to see the finish line, and right before finishing and passing the line, sitting down on the floor and stopping. This journey is long. and it's challenging. But there is ALWAYS more we can do! no matter how young or old! there is always more we can strive for! so when we do die and we are judged. We can look back at our lives and know that we did endure to the end. I love this Gospel and the truth we have. I'm blessed to be serving the Lord and trying my best to be the best i can be. I love you all so much!!!


Sister Heinzlmeir

Here is a link to the talks from General Conference.  Excellent and uplifting for all!

We went to a members house for FHE ! We were listening to "King Benjamin" speak on the tower
! (It was the dad at the top of the stairs hahaha)

Companionship selfie hahah oh Elders in the back. that's Elder Certian and Frenkel.

BAHA!!! Sister Fellows' engagement ring from the Elders. What goofs. Happy Birthday companion!

Candy for conference anyone?? ... BOOM!!

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