Monday, October 5, 2015

week 7

Hello all!
This week. What even happened this week? It's hard to even remember what happened in a single day, let alone a whole week. It's a blur. 
Um. General conference!!! First of all, it snowed yesterday morning so that was terrifying. At least wait until my birthday next week and then it can snow! Speaking of which (haha. Side note....), my birthday is transfer day. So Don't send me anything by mail until I know whether I'm I'm staying or not (if anyone even plans on sending me anything. Haha) back to General conference: we watched it in member families homes. it was great! Not only did we get to hear the word of God but we also had a reason to sit down for a few hours!  I liked Devin G. Durrants talk about how we should "ponderize" a scripture a week. I'm going to try to do that too! What better time and place than on a mission? :P
I also liked how Elder Bednar gave a little tribute to the deceased apostles. It was so touching! Such a crazy time.
This week we had another experience where Sister Meek and I felt like we should be in a different town that day. So we had to reschedule all of our lessons in Livingston and we headed to Gardiner. It is such a cool town and it's just north of Yellowstone. It turns out, someone has been praying for help for 2 weeks and we realized by the end of the day-we were prompted to go out to Gardiner for them! We almost didn't even drop by their house because we had an appointment to go to but we felt like we should go. We hopped out of our truck, ran to their house, talked to them and set up a return date, and sprinted back to the truck because we were always. The spirit just tells us to talk to certain people that are out in our path and everyone is so talkative here! Haha. By the way- on the way back, we saw THE largest herds of deer and elk I've ever seen before in my life. I thought it was cattle (because there's so much up here) but no. Deer and elk. We are lucky we haven't hit any yet while driving to and fro. 
We also got to spend some time with a senior missionary couple this week. They inspected our housing and truck. They told us to put some blankets and a supply of food and water in our truck for the winter because people get caught in snow storms and one woman froze to death....sister Meek really believes that we will end up getting stranded because this is the second time someone has told us this and it's a sign that it's going to happen. Well I hope not because we both know nothing about cars and I am hearing from farmers that it will be a mild winter. So I hope farmers are accurate predictors of the weather! Ha. On a lighter note, the senior missionaries took us to lunch and a member that was in the restaurant too paid for our food! How nice! 
Another neat experience was that we were trying to find this less active member twice and we went to the wrong apartment building both times. But we found a man who was wanting to meet with missionaries and HE asked US for a Book of Mormon and to meet with him! That hardly ever happens! So we were meant to get lost both times so that we could find him! Moral of the story: The Lord works in mysterious ways. 
Anyhoo- I would love to hear about everyone's favorite conference talk and why they like it!

Sister Ney ❤️

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