Monday, March 14, 2016

Zone Conference Was The Bomb Diggity

The highlight of my week was zone conference. Let me tell you why.

First off I got to see so many missionaries that I haven't seen in forever. Gosh I love these missionaries. They are the best people in my life right now. I just love all missionaries in the California Roseville mission. Second, president Marston counciled us on how to be good missionaries. He is an amazing man and I love him. We talked a lot about the Book of Mormon and practice teaching introducing it to people. Sister Morrison and I had to teach all the missionaries about effective companionship study. It was nerve wracking at first, I've never taught in front of a big group like that before. But I enjoyed it. We asked questions and the missionaries answered. It was awesome.
I didn't know it, but I also had to practice teach in front of everyone with another companionship. We practice taught how to begin teaching. Apparently I did a good job. I was sweating profusely and screaming internally but I did it. I learned so much about how to bring the Book of Mormon into a conversation. I also played the piano for our zone to do a special musical number. I did a lot this zone conference. Hopefully next one I don't have to do anything. I hit my eight month mark on Tuesday which was zone conference, and a bunch of missionaries that came out with me were there so we all took selfies together to mark the occasion.

The rest of the week it rained. And it rained. And it rained. It rained so much. This coming week is supposed to be nice and sunny, and I get to see what California actually looks like. It's green here again. It kind of looks like Ireland. I'll take some scenic pictures possibly for next week.

It's been a hard week for me. Drama in the mission field is so real and it's disgusting. But I've been able to push forward and keep going, even when I don't feel like it. The savior knows how I feel, so I ask for his help every day of my life.

Thursday was a fun day, all of our appointments cancelled on us so we went tracting in the rain. So glad I have a raincoat. It was a lot of fun actually. No one answered their doors of course but we had fun.
Sister Morrison and I have a lot of fun together. This transfer is over in three weeks, and she is probably leaving. I'm gonna cry if she leaves, but at the same time it will be good because spending three transfers with someone is hard.

I had my first official baptism! This little girl we have been teaching, Lylee, got baptized on Saturday. It was amazing to me to know that this girl I have been teaching got baptized and I helped her to reach that point. She is super shy, but she is really a cute kid.

Saturday was also a zone blitz, my third one in the mission. We spent it in Lincoln 2nd ward just visiting the heck out of people. Literally no humans were home, but we had fun anyways. We went tracting with the elders in the rain, we leap frogged houses and we went down an entire street knocking on doors. It was pretty cool. We got a return appointment out of it, so hah! I love my zone so much.

Sunday was pretty average, we had dinner with a family who I love, the Cowin family, and for some reason they got us a birthday cake. They sang happy birthday to us. We were cracking up. Our birthdays aren't until June.

That's about it for this week. I love you all and I am so grateful for the support you give me. I need you. I love you. I miss you. I couldn't do this without any of you. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into praying for me. I feel those prayers every day.

I am grateful to be in the California Roseville Mission.

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