April 9, 2017




Elder Staiger

General Conference and a Fiesta!

On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 6:20 PM, Gavin Lawrence wrote: Hello all!
Great week this week! The highlight was definitely being able to watch General Conference, it was AMAZING. Elder Holland, Sabin, and Bednar were definitely some favorites. If you haven't had a chance yet, I'd encourage you to go and watch as much of conference as you can. It really is an incredible opportunity :)In other news, the Allreds, one of our American families from the branch, are moving back to America. It's sad for all of us, and they'll definitely be missed. But to send them off (and prepare them a little for Texas), we threw a going away fiesta in their honor! It was a ton of fun, and we got a great turnout. We made real Mexican tacos and even a piñata! Also, Rustam came and had a great time! I'll attach some pictures down below.
Our biggest miracle this week was when a new person we'd never met before came into the church during conference and started watching! He said he didn't have a lot of time, but that he wanted to come back and have us put conference onto a flash drive for him. He was really excited, and said that he loved what he had heard. We're supposed to meet up with him today, we're really hopeful about him! Another miracle was that a less-active who hadn't come to church in 7 years came during conference. He wasn't too enthusiastic, but coming back inside the church building is the first step in finding the happiness the Gospel brings again! We're praying for him and hoping we can keep finding opportunities to work with him.
In other news, transfers came! I'm staying here on Sakhalin for another transfer, and our district is staying the same. I thank God every day for the opportunity to serve a mission, and I thank all of you for all your love and support!
Elder Lawrence


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