Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Elder Woestman, Sister and President Young, and Elder "J"

Hey my family; how is life?  So this week was crazy busy.  We were gone for 5 days driving around Oregon doing Zone Conferences - which was pretty fun because after the conference we were able to go on exchanges and do missionary work all over.  It's always way fun to be able to be with random missionaries and teach with them.  One of the things we focused on during the Zone Conferences was how to plan.  A lot of our missionaries are new and so we are helping them learn how to plan effectively.  I never really realized before my mission how important it is to plan (haha) and to set goals and make your plans reach those goals.  It is a skill that is totally useful in life.  The Zone Conferences were fun.  During the conferences we did what we call "OEM [Oregon Eugene Mission] Idol" where the districts preformed Primary song skits on the stage.  That is always fun to watch.  

One of the cool miracles that happened this week was that we were able to teach a lady named Sandy that I had been teaching before and we had the lesson in the chapel again like we did last week.  The difference is that we had set up the Sacrament table and had the lesson right in front of it.  The bishop and his wife came, who are converts of like 15 years which was awesome.  They bore powerful testimony on how the gospel helped them and how to understand the Spirit.  It was an awesome lesson.  We invited her to be baptized.  She said she didn't feel ready but she could feel the Spirit.  So we explained that in as she follows the Spirit she will know this is true and want to be baptized, and she agreed.  This lady is so awesome.  She recognizes the Spirit so well - and having the bishop and his wife there was perfect. 

I love being back in the Eugene 3rd ward.  It's so awesome.
Hope you all are having an awesome week.
Love Elder Woestman