October 8, 2018

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General Conference!

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From: Brendan Ball <>
Date: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: General Conference!
To: Cynthia Ball <>

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! We about to head out so last words:
This week was pretty amazing!
Friday: Bro. Moses
Conteh (Ward Missionary) and I just come out of dinner with a member at
around 8:00pm and then head to our last appointment for the night. Bro
James Kamara. today's lesson is families and temples. We start and its a
good lesson and he is learning lots! and asking many questions
especially about baptisms for the dead. we get towards the end and start
talking about temple sealing. and after finding out that his family
can be together forever. he says something amazing, "I felt something"
and pointed to his heart. I just about start tearing up as im explaining
what that feeling is. at the close of the lesson I ask him to bear his
testimony if he wants to. he agrees. and he starts off with how at first
he was doubting a lot. he knew his son was a member (RM) and was always
questioning him trying to prove him wrong. but when we the missionaries
came that feeling changed and he started to want to learn more... still
doubting though. the last part he says kills me, "I had a feeling this
church might be true, and it wasn't until now that I know why. although
his testimony was small... it   was   there! and he's glad and i am too
to learn more!

Sunday: well since the time zones are
different, Sunday was basically a FULL conference day. just one session
after another. the first one they play is the women's session...  You women in the church are soo lucky 1) to
hear that in GC and we, men, don't. 2) everything that everyone says is a
perfect description of you! "Never suppress a generous thought" -  sis
Craig and ALL the "Spiritual gifts" that Pres. Nelson talks about. these
are my 2 favorites among many more.
Love you and Dad lots miss you all!! <3
Elder Brendan Ball

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 5:38 PM Cynthia Ball <> wrote:
We also found smaller brace that has a thumb part to it. We will send that too. Hoping he will be able to drop it of at the mission home and they will be able to get it to you at transfers.
On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 10:29 AM Brendan Ball <> wrote:
funny story about the name change. so we started that TODAY! when we take ocada (motorcycle taxis) we usually say Latta days by wass car. and then we go... today all of us took turn saying the new "aproved" names to see how much we could confuse the ocada man. ahahhahhah one missionary got into a small arguement about the name of the church. basically the bike man never heard about the real name so he thought the missionary was crazy for calling it the other name... but after that experience I learned what Pres. Nelson was talking about, where other people only know us by our nick names.
Elder Brendan Ball

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 3:11 AM Brendan Ball <> wrote:
I'll take the camera over the go pro... mostly because i cant view photos on a go pro...
I got to watch the general womens session. AMAZING!!! and sat afternoon and sun morning. Elder Brendan Ball

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 5:18 PM Cynthia Ball <> wrote:
Hi Sweetie,
Hope you are well and had a chance to see/hear conference! Lots of changes and 12 new temples! Exciting times! We got a camera for you but are wondering if you would prefer Dad's GoPro? Up to you. Just let me know today. We need to send it with Elder Sluga this week. And if there is anything else small.I see you are online so I want to send this off to you before you're off.
Love you!


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