First week in Gainesville was full of crazy adventures. On Tuesday we had to take our car in to get fixed so we walked for 2 1/2 days. The members were great to pick us up when they saw us walking by. It also snowed again this week. I felt like a real pioneer haha. We saw some great miracles from walking. As we walk we talk to everyone we see. There was a boy who was walking into his house and before he could open the door I yelled.... "Hello, nice weather ayy?" This led into a great conversation about the restoration of the Gospel. We will be meeting with him this week for another lesson. I continue to lean that the only way prepared people are put in your path is when you are quick to observe and talk to everybody. I am also looking forward to this Spring weather when more of Gods children will be outside!
Member work is a focus in the Gainesville ward. Our mission President has told us to teach the members the doctrine of Christ. As we go into these homes and teach the members the lessons, I am in awe of how missionary minded they are. We had a Brother in the ward who recently gave away three Books of Mormon and invited them all to General Conference. These members in Gainesville are awesome... I am still gaining in Gainesville but it's all for a good cause.
Mom and Ade did you enjoy Womans Conference? That conference really brought peace to my soul. I love what Sister Wixom said. "As sisters we are strong. Together with God we are unstoppable!" This conference made me feel adequate. President Eyring said that "God sees greater potential in us than we see in ourselves." I know that we as women tend to get down on ourselves. But, we were ordained to stand up and change the world. HOW GREAT IS OUR CALLING!
I am really looking forward to General Conference this week. There is nothing like conference as a missionary. It feels like Christmas. I love you all and I look forward to our next Skype session this Sunday. It's fine if Ade is there. I don't want to make this a huge event. We are here to Skype Justin and it's just a perk that I can see my family while we are teaching him. Keep up your missionary spirits!