October 18, 2020


Potsdam, NY


Elder Jason Celaya

Week 14: Sacred Grove and Hill Cumorah!


This week was a great week! The highlight of the week was yesterday, we had zone conferences at the Sacred Grove and the Hill Cumorah! We live pretty far away, it was about a 4 hour drive each way to get there, but it was worth every minute of the drive! We started out with some personal time with our companions to just enjoy the Grove and read the scriptures, ponder, and pray. It was a beautiful day and the spirit was really strong. I felt just like I was in the temple. We didn't have a ton of time, but it was amazing to be in the exact place where our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. Afterwards, we went to the Hill Cumorah. While we were there, we studied Joseph's interactions with the Angel Moroni. It was interesting to see how Moroni didn't lower the expectations or tolorate any level of disobedience from Joseph, but in doing so, he showed that he loved Joseph. He was willing to correct Joseph so that he could learn and grow until he was truly ready to be the prophet that God needed him to be. It was also nice to go to this conference because our zone was combined with the Buffalo Zone! I was able to see my old companions and speak a bit of Swahili which I enjoyed. Overall, it was an amazing conference.

Other than that, we are still staying busy and working hard. We don't really have a lot of people who are progressing right now, but there are a couple who we are meeting with fairly often, but we are still working to help them understand the importance of what we teach and help them keep commitments. Hopefully, we can use this experience at the Sacred Grove to really testify with power and help our friends.

Have a great week!
Elder Walker


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