First and foremost, I apologize for not writing last week. After transfers I got a huge headache and we went home to sleep it off. We ended up staying home till 3 and then we only had 3 hours to do everything else we needed to do for p-day. Mannnn sometimes p-days are the most stressful of all the days.
Nothing really exciting happened that last week. BUT this week something amazing happened!
We now have iPads!!!! It has been so amazing to start using them. For those of you that have served missions, you may know of the pain of lugging around the 5+ lb. area book full of contacts. Now, the area book is on the iPad. Everything is on the iPad. You leave a lesson and are waiting for the train, just enter into their progress record what happened, what commitments were extended, and your next appointment. BOOM! All I gotta say is that I am so jealous for my sister and brothers because when they go on missions they will get to start out using them!
This past week we had stake conference. It was AMAZING! We have the most amazing stake president. We had the privilege to ride metro north up to New Rochelle, for the adult session night.
I might just copy and paste my notes... :)
Ashley's notes from Stake Conference:
Stake Conference 16 Noviembre 2013
Share the gospel in a natural and normal way! Look to your Heavenly Father for experiences to share the gospel! Instruments in the Lord's hands. Called to be successful. We can be successful if we do as The Lord wills!
Sister mortensen: Missionary work means loving others. Helping them feel Heavenly Fathers love!
Determined not to let the flame go out. We have the responsibility to fan others flames! We do this through showing others love. Let others know that they have been an answer to your prayers! Render music. Know others by name. Shows that you care about them. Isaiah 49. Serve others and serve with others. We are all very far from home. We are far from our heavenly home. The plan of salvation is based on us loving each other. That is how we are going to make it all home. Joy can be made full, just be kind and loving. We will remember the people we told The Lord we would take care of.
Sister Morgan: your voice becomes as His. Your hands, His hands. Your calling is to bless lives.
Sister missionaries, quote by pres. Hinckley about sister missionaries. LOVE IT! Mothers of the stripling warriors.
President Morgan: John -35 by this all men shall know that you are His disciples. Love one another.
Things we an do to hasten the work. 25 ideas on how to be a good member missionaries. That we might find urgency in finding those whom need the gospel. :)
Member of presidency: the temple is for imperfect people who need to strengthen their weakness.
The temple is the greatest tool in recent convert retention! Do all we can do to get these members to the TEMPLE!
Set block for recent converts to go to the temple! On Saturdays.
President Taylor: corrupting influence. Pride that brings corrupted souls. Unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Glitz of the great and spacious building. One foot in, one foot out.
Deny yourself of all ungodliness. Elder McConkie, your own testimony needs to be strong. We need to be better. Holier. Cleaner. So that the spirit can flow through us without impediment.
Our best tool to go to the TEMPLE! Endowed with power from on high! Our covenants will make us strong. Them shall they be gods. They continue. They shall be Gods because they have all power and the angels are subject to them. Amazing. We have the power that makes us Gods. We need to live worthy of this power.
Observe the principle of modesty. Much more about our state of mind than our clothes. Modest is not hottest, Modest is godly. Quit sitting on the fence. WE CAN'T QUIT. WE CAN'T GIVE UP.
Man is god in embryo. It is not okay to be ungodly. We are children of God!
Como pueda vivir mas cerca del espiritu.
Ora que su espousal tiene un buen dia.
La oracion. El lo quiso me hace reflecionar un poco.
Semeritano. Hay muchas claces de personas. Que clase de personas somos? Estamos mirando por maneras en que podemos ayudar? 1 nephi 30(13):27
Visitamos a las personas para que ellos saben que tienen alguen en que pueden depender.
Alma 32 la fe a una semilla. La arbol de la fe en su corazon. Vs 37, mostramos lo, nutrirlo, para que echa raiz(root). Dará fruto. Estamos juntos en eso. Diligente. Puede caer facilmente, tenemos que nutrirlo y cuidarlo cada dia.
Presidente de los hombres jovenes.
La estoria de Alma el menor.
La mision es clave.
Sister temple worker: central park people watching comparisons. Row boat needs to be balanced. Are we so focuses on the world that we can' t see the things of the savior in the world. Correct rowing technique.
Derepente - suddenly crashing, do we need to back up? DC 109: 8 organize ourselves so that our lives can be balanced. Do what ever is necessary for us to go to the temple.
Brother temple worker: when one does not go to the temple, one is suseptable to tje temptations of satanas. Si todavía no ha recibido las ordenanzas del templo, HAGANLAS! Use your temple recommend! Bendiciones vana venir. Wen we go to the temple we descover who much we need these blessings of salvarion as we help others to recieve them as well.
Hno. domonicano en el presidencía quevas apartarnos del mundo. 110:7-9 no profana la santa casa del señor.
Boyd l packer: we can see in a new way. Learn how to solve problems in a new way. Verdadera intención. Realmente necesitan. Los rostros de las personas dentro el templo eran diferentes de los afuera.
El ha preparado un lugar por nosotros.
No hemos terminados todavía.
Stake conference fireside:
Sister Nielson: how important it is to choose the right person. Jacob be familiar with all!
Familiar-family. Our choice is if we do it with or without the Savior.
Elder Nielson(exclamation point): 82,370 missionaries.
D&C 50:22,23,24 when is your perfect day? Have you had a few perfect days?
Hastening the work! Prophecy of Daniel is being fulfilled.
President Hinckley talking with mike wallas
Define ourselves and to not let others define us. -Ballard
Book of Mormon became the number one play on broadway.
I am a Mormon campaign. New York, London.
Rick perry saying we were a cult.
559 times Jesus Christ is referenced in the Book of Mormon.
ARTICLES of Faith march 1, 1842. Our beliefs! Wentworth letter.
I loved president Taylor's talk from night. He talked a lot about the temple garment and how we are gods in embryo. How amazing! It was such a great spiritual edification.
Something that I have been wanting to share but haven't yet is the song I was reading 2 Sundays ago. It is hymn #169. As now we take the sacrament.
This song is a great reminder of our baptismal covenants and how we can live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love it so much!!
Keep being strong everyone!! Remember that when we share the gospel, especially through Facebook, we are reaching hundreds of people at a time!! This is hastening the work and you all are very much a part of it.
Love you all so much!!
Love, Hermana Lancaster