Thursday, January 08, 2009
I had the opportunity to go to a Zone Conference for the Eugene Mission. President Macdonald and his wife had invited me when they came to our ward and I had talked with them after. When they found out I was going on a mission, they invited me. It was an amazing experience. I got to spend the day with the sisters in the zone, and they are all wonderful. I felt immediately included and had fun with them. The conference itself was also amazing. We learned about being diligent in our scripture study, giving things up to the Lord (and being blessed when we do give things over to Him), and becoming low maintenance and high yielding missionaries. We learned from the assistants how to be more unified and how to have productive companionship inventory. It was a great day and I was grateful for the opportunity to get a taste of mission life, especially now as I am getting so close to my mission and things are happening all around me.