Good to hear from you and to know that things are going well. The week has been busy but it has been good. We've seen some progress with some good potentials that we have, so we'll be working with them. We got to teach a couple of good lessons here and there so it been an uplifting week. Wednesday Elder Howard was feeling a bit sick but we went out and worked anyways and were able to teach a lesson in the process. Thursday was our Zone Meeting which was just crazy. That evening we had dinner at the Ward Mission Leader’s home and then taught a lesson to an older lady who is working on getting to the Temple. It was a good day. Friday we did our weekly planning and then went out tracting. While tracting we ran into a young family and the dad talked with us and listen to our message which was really nice. He was a good guy, he wasn't interested in learning more, but at least we were able to plant a seed. That was good.
Saturday/Sunday was Conference (General Conference broadcast). Far out the Saturday sessions were great, honestly. I always love those sessions the best. Maybe it was just my Companion and I, but Conference had a different feel to it. The talks had common themes and it seems as if the brethren have a new sense of urgency in their messages and council. Many good talks, Elder Ballard, Holland, and Oaks, and Perry all gave great talks. I DK there were so many good talks given I can’t say I had a favorite or anything. Good interesting conference and the next six month will be interesting as well I reckon. Today we have P-day and the Zone wants to get together to play volleyball with the YSA (Young Single Adults) but we really aren't too keen on going but will prolly just go anyways. They just get too into it; just too serious.
It was good to hear that Devan Gardner is leaving on her Mission (France Lyon Mission). She'll be a great missionary. It will be a hard mission for her but she'll do well. We have two Frenchmen in our Zone. They said France isn't very open to the church, sadly. (picture: Devan (left) with her Sister at her Open House last week)
Elder Howard's birthday is this week. He's excited. It should be a good week. We'll be getting things moving. Thanks for the email and for sending the package. Haven't got it yet but I'll prolly get it this Thursday when we have our meeting in Brisbane. Thanks for everything, love you and will talk to you next week.