"Zone Conference! We accidentally matched!"
Hello and happy Monday friends and family! Crazy to think this day as come again. This week honestly flew by and I blame it on Zone Conference in Exeter Wednesday. I truly feel like with zone conference we lost an entire day, as if it were exalted, and it is gone and I am lost by where we are now in the time-space continuum. It was all good stuff and we got to hear all about this year's Christmas program put on by the church, Light the World! We get to invite EVERYONE to feel the light of Christ this Christmas season by providing service, large and small, every day of December leading up to Christmas! We are so excited to take a chance every day and light the world by helping those around us! On December 1st the church is trying to have a worldwide day of service and have 100,000 shares of the #lighttheworld, not to break a record but to help everyone feel the joy of service! So if you are just as excited as I am already check out Christmas.mormon.org starting November 26 to see what activities lie in store and help Light the World this Christmas! And plan to help and share something on December 1st!
Back to my life though, excluding the exalted zone conference day, this week was pretty good. Monday we had a District Nerf War which Sister Lescarbeau was surprisingly good at so go Team Saco 2. Other cool things we did this week include stopping by a restaurant a less active member works at to catch her. Bonus: Asian food restaurant. She was so excited to see us there and invited us to stop by for
Thanksgiving lunch so I am of course excited about that. For zone conference we got to host the Cornish sisters for the night which was pretty fun. I also drove us all the way down to Exeter so I felt like an adult. Because of awesomeness we got to have a Skype lesson with Sister Lescarbeau's mom who is learning from the missionaries in Ohio. That was a really cool lesson because Sister Lescarbeau's mom is the perfect investigator and is progressing super well! We are way excited for her! Oh also it snowed a bit overnight and to reward myself for not going insane about it got myself a pumpkin hot chocolate. Things I am sure the world cares about.
By way of investigators: One Kayla (we are teaching three of them currently) came to church for the first time in this ward this week and really enjoyed it! Another Kayla was sick this week so we didn't get to see her but we didn't lose contact either. And the other Kayla we hadn't been in contact with for a while but we caught her Friday and set up a time to help her rake leaves with a member of the ward. And we weren't able to meet with Dave but the elders did because he needed to discuss some things he wanted to talk to the elders about so he is getting back on track!
We are always trying to find new people to teach and luckily we are still having some success in finding. And this next week is looking pretty successful, especially with Thanksgiving! Speaking of
Thanksgiving, in my personal study I was reading Ether 6 and if you look at what the Jaredites go through to get to the promised land, they have some pretty serious stuff happen to them like "the wind did never cease to blow" and "mountain waves which broke upon them, and also the great and terrible tempests which were caused by the fierceness of the wind". But those trials are what ultimately lead them to reach the promised land and in verse 12 "when they had set their feet upon the shores of the promised land they bowed themselves down upon the face of the land, and did humble themselves before the Lord, and did shed tears of joy before the Lord, because of the multitude of his tender mercies over them." We should be thankful for everything, even our trials! I hope we can remember that is Thanksgiving! I can't wait to write you all about it (it meaning the food because honestly that is about 50% of my emails...) next week! Love and miss you all!