Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Week 5- Week 6? Glooorious Conference!

Hello world! (turn on epic narration) This week's letter features the highlights of another glorious General Conference and Elder Engle gets his reassignment this Thursday! It's like a second mission call opening. (Thanks Morgan Freeman, paz)

Random funny experience: Some Elders in our District said that they were teaching and instead of expressing sadness that their investigator's mother had died, they apologized for killing their mother. That was HILARIOUS. Our teachers have definitely enjoyed pointing out all our weird things we've done.

I hope you all enjoyed General Conference as much as I did! It's so important to go in with important questions, because I promise that you will and probably did receive answers. This applies with study sessions and everything! Our class has two sessions a week where we do a group reading of the Book of Mormon. We take a few minutes to write down questions, then we read for a good half hour and have spiritual discussion, have time to ponder afterward, and then talk about what revelation we've received. Every single time my questions are answered and we teach and uplift each other (which is really just the Spirit working overtime). Apply this to Book of Mormon reading, Temple visits, General Conference, Sacrament meeting, etc. The possibilities are endless.

I think my favorite talk is Deither F. Uchtdorf's from Priesthood Session and President Monson's from Sunday morning. Sunday morning was my favorite session. I loved the sincerity of President Monson's talk. I loved the quote from the old man who was dying who said, "Thank you. Heavenly Father has been so good to me." Amen and AMEN! One of the greatest moments in a person's life is to feel God's love and know that He is. I'm so thankful for the revelation I received during General Conference. I had probably 15 questions written down and each were powerfully answered. I received VERY POWERFUL and specific revelation about people to write, what to say, my purpose in life, how to teach about certain subjects, how to teach in general, the love of God, and testimony about the Savior.

I would like to point out that whether you're a  Missionary, a member missionary, or anything missionary related, our purpose is the same: To invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end.

I'm always running out of time so fast, but I get to send an email this coming Thursday as I get my reassignment. Brazilians RARELY get their visas in time, as is true with me. I'll go where the Lord wants me to go and serve with all my heart!

Thanks again to Bishop Blair for his email. It's given me a lot to think about with only a few sentences and it's been a powerful inspiration.

Love you all!
-Elder Engle

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