Its October already! You know what that means? General Conference! I hope you are all excited to listen to the words of God through His disciples. We may not be able to attend in person, but we can definately still recieve the answers that come during this special time. I hope you are all planning on tuning in wherever you are for General Conference tomorrow and Sunday!
This past Sunday my companion gave her homebound talk. She talked about change and how it can help us progress for good. We also found out that starting the 11th we should be able to start meeting, in small groups, in person each Sunday. We are so excited to be able to partake of the sacrement more regularly as well. My companion was a little disappointed to not give her talk in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Chapel, but she is one of the few who can say they gave it over zoom! Sunday was also my mom's birthday! Happy birthday to her! She means the world to me and I am here to help other people have eternal families as I have been blessed with.
On Tuesday we had another District Council and Sister Riquelme and I decided to do a demonstration with popcorn, the idea was to show how we need to have knowledge of the Book of Mormon and the doctrines we teach before we can share it with others. If we dont know what it is like, why would we teach it to others? It is part of our focus this transfer to teach about the Gathering of Israel and how we can help all people discover the peace of Jesus Christ in our lives.
Thursday was a fun morning as everyone in the mission had to get there flu shots. Luckily, no drama happened and we are all good to go. It happened early enough in the morning that we even had a chance to go to McDonald's before we needed to start for the day. This was also the day we had interviews with President Larsen. He is a great mission President and I can tell that he really cares about all the sisters in the mission.
That's about all to report for this week. We have been blessed with more virtual tours lately. We have taken 6 or 7 this week which has been awesome. Most in Spanish, but a few in English as well. Hopefully soon the buildings will open and we will once again be able to help others see the beauty and history of our beloved sight, but for now, we'll focus on what we can do and leave the rest up to God.
I have to say it one more time. Listen to the words of the prophets. They will not lead us astray as we follow the council we have been given. God will help us and be with us during the hardest of our trials. Our burdens may not be lifted, but they will be made light. I know that we can gain knowledge and hope through the words that will be spoken at General Conference. We are in an amazing time. I am excited to see what is said and I'll talk to you all again next week.