This weekend was incomprehensibly perfect. I don't know about all of you, but as a missionary General Conference is almost as magical as Christmas morning!
|Me and Sister B|
|HOLA! Welcome to English Class!|
|Another Amazing restaurant|
I'm just feeling cathartic and incredibly grateful :,) Hearing the MoTab, seeing Temple Square, listening to the familiar voices of the Prophet and Apostles and General Authorities and just seeing all those people in the Conference Center brought tears to my eyes every session because.. well, I miss the Utah bubble haha! (count your blessings) But also because I don't know what I did to deserve this great knowledge of Jesus Christ's restored gospel. I don't know how I got so lucky to be a part of something with such great love and clarity and purpose. I just feel so much love and gratitude. Not many words to describe.
But here's a miracle for your taking:
A member in the NoHo Ward brought one of her friends (that lives in our ward boundaries) to watch conference at the Stake Center! In between sessions the member pulled us aside and asked if we could teach her friend the lesson on The Restoration.
Man, her friend is INCREDIBLY prepared.
The spirit was so strong the whole time and by the end we were all crying. She told us that she feels like God has been preparing her little by little throughout her life to receive this message but that now He sees that she's ready. We then invited her to be baptized and she accepted :)
Gosh, I've taught people about God's love and Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and Jesus Christ's Restored Gospel so many times but IT GETS ME EVERY TIME.
We were also able to go to Bill's baptism between Conference session!! So much JOY!
I feel like I need to go hibernate for a season to rejuvenate from all this spiritual stretching!
My heart is so swollen. And I am grateful beyond expression.
I sure do love you little angels more than life itself. Keep being outrageously wonderful.
All the loves,
A very exhausted and joyful Sister Dohner :)