Monday, April 18, 2016

General Conference and Zone Training

So, hey family!

This week felt like a month long. So much happened, but it all happened in like the last 3 days.

So, I gave my first training in our Zone Meeting. It went really well. We talked about simplifying, intensifying, and testifying and the importance of using these three tools in our teaching. We also talked about Obedience, and how the Spirit works in lessons and conversion. It was really cool. The Elders talked about unity, baptizing converts, and love. It was really cool.
We got to go eat with the Elders and it was super fun.

We had General Conference this weekend!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!! We got to watch with about half our zone, well not really, because Elder Naylor and Elder J. Naylor managed to get it on a TV in English for us!!!! BLESSINGS ARE REAL! :) IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!! And it was soooo fun! If you did not have the chance to watch conference, you need to go watch it! They talked about the temple, about forgiveness, and about trials. They talked about how to overcome these things and they talked about service and how to come unto Christ. It was soooo stinking good. 

Couple quotes that I love:

"Do you have the keys?" -Gary E. Stevenson

"You can have what you want or you can have something better." -Donald L. Hallstrom quoting Jeffrey R. Holland

"Our genuine concern should be for the success of others." -Steven E. Snow quoting Howard W. Hunter

"Choose the harder right rather than the easier wrong." -President Thomas S. Monson

So yup, that´s a little of how my conference was for ya. I loved it. We may have been watching it on a TV that is like 15 years old, the sound may not have been great, and it may have been really really hot. But I know without a doubt that 4 American missionaries grew in Spirit and grew closer to the Lord as we watched conference in a little classroom in the Itaj√≠ stake center in Brasil. 

I know that the Savior lives. 
I know that this Church is true. It is guided by prophets who have been called by God and it is under His hand that they are given this direction and authority. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the President of the Church and that he is the only one who has all the keys to guide us in our journey to make it back to our Father in Heaven. I know that we are God´s children, and that we are all brothers and sisters. Let us love a little more, serve a little more, and pray a little more for those around us. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen. 

I love you all! 
I hope you are all as excited for the Liahona or Ensign as I am!!! 
Sister Wilkins

Bruna Robson and Daniel

We made these elders tacos between conference sessions.  I miss Mexican food!   But it is so spicy, Brazilian food doesn't have a lot of spice.

Birthday Cake with the District 
Surprise 20th birthday breakfast 

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