I apologize for not getting a good update in for the past 2-3 P-Days...please forgive me!
General Conference was pretty awesome! I recommend all the talks, though I really like Elder Holland's talk, Pres. Monson's talk, & Elder Falabella's talk. you can watch them at http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2013/04?lang=eng
The past few weeks have been filled with highs & lows; strangely, just before & after Conference weekend some of the people we had been working with either dropped us or had stopped progressing in their commitments. But the up side is that a less-active sister asked us to come teach her & she wants to get her life back in order--we really look forward to helping her out! We also met an awesome family who may become investigators soon, & a guy who wants us to come & teach him about the gospel! We're still working on meeting more people in the Ward who aren't active, & we met several during the past couple weeks who were very welcoming & wanted us to come back! The Elders in our Ward have also found a bunch of people to teach; things are looking up & it feels the rainbow after a long storm :)
This just in:
I'M GETTING TRANSFERRED & I'M TRAINING!!!!! Not only am I training a new Sister from the MTC (for the 1st time), but I'm also finishing another Sister's training at the same time! This transfer group has 14 new Sisters coming in & 2 going out, so there are a lot of Sister trios in the mission for the next 6 weeks. I am going to miss serving in the Truckee River Ward--it has been a privilege to work with so many awesome members & I will miss everyone we worked with!
I would like to tell you about a guy named Mike--we were trying to contact a referral & knocked on his door. Turns out the lady we were referred to is his landlord & she lived a couple doors down. We talked with him for a little bit, gave him a mormon.org card, & asked if we could come back. He was super open to us coming back, & he went straight to his computer to check out the videos on mormon.org! We had an awesome first lesson with him on Saturday--a member came with us & he totally felt the Spirit as we talked with him & testified! I wish I could watch his progression--I know he will grow so much in his faith in Christ, & he will find what he has been searching for. I love the gospel!!! I know this church is the true Church of Jesus Christ, and I know that His Atonement can work miracles in anyone's life, if they will follow Him. I say that in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Be strong & faithful because He was!