I loved Conference so much, specifically the first session. But I was able to feel a piece of personal guidance in all that was shared. It is hard for me to express all I learned in words but I know I felt the Spirit abundantly the whole weekend. I was grateful for President Uchtdorf's advice to simplify and the words we heard about refining ourselves a little more each day. I know that the power of Christ's Atonement is real. I have felt it in my life and I have seen in work in the lives of others. I hope I can use these last few months of my service well and share that love and power with many. As I review my notes I will try to share more of the things I learned. I wanted to give it a few days to sink in before I dive in for more.
This week was good. We had Zone meeting in Bay City. Since our zone is so spread out we have our activities on the same day. We played scatterball. I have been dying to play that since I left the Galveston Zone back last November. Those activities are really good for becoming unified as a zone. We see each other so rarely that it has been harder to get to know everyone. I am used to seeing my whole zone at least once or twice a week because we all served in the same building. Here we are all over the place. Port Lavaca. Wharton. Yoakum. Bay City. Safe to say our zone takes up most of the west side of the mission.
We helped Sister M at her home this week. She is the one that got in the accident. She decided that it is time to go move near her son in Austin so we are helping her pack up and get ready to go. It is a little hard to do one handed.
We got to go out to Nursery this week because a member up there invited us up for dinner. It was good because we also had a referral out there we needed to contact. Most everything up there is ranches. So we pulled over a took a selfie with the cows. Finally. I have been in Texas for 16 months and I am just getting my cow picture. It was pretty out there too. I wish we could spend more time out there but there just isn't a reason or miles.
Other than that it was just a week of random contacts and lessons. The highlight was conference! The whole week was leading up to that. We tried to get a number of people there with no success. People. I love them, but they drive me a little crazy sometimes.
Enjoy the pictures. Sorry the email is kind of short.
I love y'all!
Our adventures in Nursery!