Monday, April 4, 2016

It is Wonderful

old members from Reque! 

April 4, 2016
Wow, what a great week! Just a few of the quick highlights. 

Got a food allergy to something that got me a trip to the doctor with a rash everywhere haha, all good now, but kind of fun! Will be staying away from fish for a while. 

Hermana Williams gave us HOMEMADE COOKIES for helping with the pensionistas which we finished this week and they were so good! 

I shared my jungle animal oatmeal with our pensionista family and they thought it was the coolest thing ever, they were so excited and loved it! 

We had a noche misional where we turned the chapel into a theater and watched The Testament and it was amazing! That movie is the best thing I have ever seen! I just cried as we watched it and a lot of people came! It was an amazing night and I definitely felt blessed that heavenly father sent His son for us. 

Overall, it was a wonderful week. Highlight was obviously General Conference, it was AMAZING. Our gringo group is down to five in this zone, but it was fun none the less. I especially loved Elder Holland’s talk and felt the spirit so strong through the whole conference. 

On Sunday morning we had a good amount of investigators come, including Hermana Nora who has a date for the 30th of April and is doing AWESOME. She really has so much desire to learn and change. Anyhow, we get there and everyone is super excited, there is just no signal. Reminded me of last year, when I was in this same stake and there was no signal for the Trujillo temple dedication. So just like last year, I got to play the piano for an hour while everyone waited for something to work. It was a cool experience to feel the spirit of the hymns, the one thing holding everyone from getting annoyed it seemed. They finally got it to work, right after the prophet finished speaking.... it was so sad! So many faithful members had walked miles in the mud just to hear his voice, however the whole conference was very uplifting and they said they felt the spirit. 

I was sitting next to a less active named Blanca who was a jehovas witness and recently is coming back after some struggles she is having in her family. I just love her. As we were watching the conference side by side, the choir was singing and she leaned over to me with tears in her eyes and whispered, in English," it is wonderful." I couldn’t keep the tears from my eyes when I replied, "yes, it is. "

It is wonderful, wonderful to me. I feel this week the miracles, unanswered prayers and hard work all seemed to come into place. I feel so blessed to have the chance to work as a missionary and feel the spirit everyday. 

I liked the talk by Elder Renlund on the distance from the giver, and have seen how many times I have demanded and whined when things haven’t gone my way. I’m thankful for the conference, and every other chance I have, thanks to the Savior, to come closer to my Heavenly Father through Him and to be clean from my mistakes. 

Remember how wonderful the Gospel truly is. Thanks for your prayers and support, love you all! 
Hermana Clegg
gringo conference

womens conference with hermana christensen!