This week was stupendous!
Wednesday I went on an exchange with Sister Dinning!! She is so so aweome!! We were able to do some service and have a lot of fun! We helped the Relief Society set up for their luau later that night, which was super fun. Sister Dinning showed me the kind of missionary that I want to be. She is so fun, and makes missionary work fun! We went around talking to people, and she just whipped out her ukelele and started playing it for people as we walked. It was so fun! We stopped by some less-actives and were able to talk to some that they had never been able to meet before which was super cool. We went to the ward luau and learned about living with the Aloha Spirit, and the whole time I was thinking that our whole mission lives with the Aloha Spirit, thanks to President Orgill. :)
Thursday we had zone conference!!!! So, so, so, amazing. Seriously, so much fun, and so much revelation. Also, so many tears were shed, because it was President's VERY LAST ZONE CONFERENCE EVER. Gah! It's so sad. Favorite quotes/ highlights from the conference.
"Do you have the faith to receive answers from God? He wants to answer your questions, but unless you open that conduit with faith, you are blocking him from giving them to you. Joseph Smith got an answer, you can as well if you have the faith."
"Grace is the enabling power of Jesus Christ. it is neither earned nor deserved, but it is given nonetheless."
"Our purpose is to uplift and edify. Would you feel uplifted, edified, or loved if someone just tried to stab you with a card and walked away? No! Show them you love them!" <- That was super funny. :)
"If you aren't happy doing missionary work, you're doing it wrong."
And my favorite from President Orgill,
"We never, ever stop loving. We never, ever stop caring. We never, ever stop trying. No matter what. No matter how hard, no matter what trials we must confront. No matter how impossible or insurmountable. We always, always keep loving. We always, always keep caring. We always, always keep trying."
Such a good zone conference. Seriously. so good!
After zone conference we had dinner then were able to go have a lesson with a less-active that we visit regularly. Her cat always sits on me, as you will see in the picture. :)
Friday was pretty boring, with weekly planning, but it was still good. :)
That's pretty much my week! Actually, on Saturday, we saw Julian! It was such a miracle, because we were walking out of our lesson with Stella, and he waved at us from across the street! We were able to go and talk to him. He's super sweet. It was really good to see him again.
This week was super good. :) Thank you for your love and support! I love you all, and hope you have an amazing week!
Love, Sister Wood :)
Picture 1) Exchanges with Sister Dinning!
Picture 2) I really can't explain what she's doing, but it was funny. :)