Nov 12, 2012
Sorry it's been so long since I've updated my blog... Here in St. Maarten blogger loads in Dutch or French, and I just figured out how to log in when it came up in French! That is exciting! Anyway, We went to Guadeloupe this last week for Zone Conference. This was the 3rd time I've had the opportunity to go to Guadeloupe in the last 8 or so months. It is a very beautiful island. I don't have much time today, but I wanted to write a few highlights from the conference. For all future missionaries, (and ones currently serving too) Elder Anderson of the Area Presidency here in the Caribbean said to focus our studies on the first principles and ordinances of the gospel, or in other words the Doctrine of Christ. Good chapters for study can be found in the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 31, 3 Nephi 11 and 3 Nephi 27. Another highlight was advice from Sister Anderson, she was speaking to the Sister Missionaries after the main conference. She taught us taht we should never compare ourselves with other missionaries. When we have thoughts in our head that are making our weaknesses seem much larger than they are (because we are comparing them to someone else's strengths) we should chase away those thoughts as fast as we can because they are not productive. They just bring us down into discouragement. It is better to focus on Christ and remember His promise from Ether 12:27 in the Book of Mormon. Oops... I'm out of time. I'll hopefully be able to write again soon! But if not next week, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!