Monday, October 7, 2013

The One With General Conference

October 7, 2013
So. I'm getting transfered. They decided to call us Sunday night (yesterday) instead of Tuesday night (tomorrow),  soooo, there ya have it family; I am out of Gulfbank. I don't really know how I feel about all of this. But, mostly I am sad because I feel like once you leave your baby area then your mission is pretty much over . . . like time is just going to fly now.  But hey! Maybe I am wrong about that. I sure hope so. I am mostly sad to be leaving E and Hna Koch.  But, hey, I am not here to do my own will, but the will of my Father. I'll go where You want me to go.

GENERAL CONFERENCE WAS THIS WEEK! IT WAS SO GOOD! I decided that I am going to send you all the things I wrote in red/bolded from my notes. I will send 10 cents to anyone who can name each of the speakers the quotes came from. Okay, so maybe I won't send 10 cents to everyone, but I will send 10 cents to Dad for every note he took that I did not.   ;)

Walk hand in hand with the Lord

Never look back. Look at what we still have to do

You have never fully served enough

May we all unite in the common objective of the eternal life of the souls of man

Raise your head to the square

This is the Lord's work and we are sustained as we labor for His cause

If you aren't paying tithing I ask you to look at your ways and repent! (I didn't bold that one, but that was just so cool I had to include it)

God is perfect and His doctrine is pure, but he works through us

Come and Add

Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith

Come, join with us

Lord, to whom shall we go?

There is a safe place!

Righteousness is more powerful than wickedness

That time is now

Everything is right

All this began with the singing of a hymn

There are feet to steady

Believe in miracles

If the bitter cup does not pass, drink it

May we live by faith, and hold fast to hope

We aren't asking for everything, we are just asking for something

Today the voice of the Good Shepard is YOUR voice and MY voice

We will all seek to find the One

The greatest act of love in all creation

They have us in Their keeping

I gave him to you because I knew you could and would love him no matter what he did

Our policies are determined by the truths God has declared as unchanging

You must become the rock the river cannot wash away

When the Lord speaks of weakness, it is always with mercy

As you serve others, Satan loses power in your life

This is the knowledge that sustains me

Brother Brimms never focused on what was missing, but gave thanks for what he had

Don't let your commitment ebb and flow

Let His promise be our watchword

Let us be at the forefront of the defending time for family

This is why you cannot fail

In simple words, look up

There is safety in a strong testimony

You need to use all your strength

I can return that love in my own imperfect way by loving Him

Stellar spirits are often housed in imperfect bodies

He even said it about you

His doctrine is ours to uphold

That list is a little longer than I thought it would be. But there you have it. Isn't God good?

Now I will tell a quick story from this week that totally broke my heart. So, I called E last night when I found out I was getting transferred. We talked for just a few minutes and I then I said: "We will come by and see you tomorrow. Have a good night!" He replied with the following words: "Nah, don't say that.  How can I have a 'good night' when my best friend is leaving?"  

I cannot even put into words how much I will miss Gulfbank. But, I am so excited to see the new experiences that come from serving in the new area. Life is always good in the service of the Lord. How could life get any better? :)


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