Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Week 39 - San Tan Valley

hello mama! and family! what do you mean i should have a lot of things to tell you in this letter? haha that sounds like i'm in trouble. i flash back to the times i received a text like that, "well you should have a lot to tell me, right?" "uhhh...." i start flashing back to anything i ever did wrong. i hope this really means something like "there's a lot that happened this week. i want to hear about it all!" so i'm going to take it that way. anyway that is so good to hear you went to conference. yes i saw all of the pictures. Aunt linda did so amazing! My old companion, elder haus leaned over to me before her talk and said, "all the sisters give the same talks. they are all 'feel good' talks". and then Aunt linda got up there and proclaimed to the whole world the dangers of pornography. i turned to him, "man, those sisters and their 'feel good' talks..." but needless to say, she did amazing. There were so many incredible talks. I loved President Packer's! i love when he said there are some things that cannot be taught, only learned through prayer, study, revelation. i've certainly learned that on the mission. obedience brings knowledge. prayer, study, pondering, keeping the commandments, that is how you obtain knowledge, progress. i also loved his testimony of Christ! at the very end he gave (what sounded like a dying testimony) an incredible witness of the existence of Jesus the Christ. he mentioned joseph and sydney rigdon's witness, "after the many testimonies that have been given of him, this the testimony last of all, which we give of him, that he lives! for we saw him!" the next words he spoke were, "there words are my words." Wow. Anyway... so many good talks. Elder Holland's, President Uchtdorf's on gratitude, Elder Hales. i haven't heard much on the whole women wanting the priesthood thing, but whatever it was, elder oaks put an end to it. "stop thinking about your rights, and start thinking about your responsibility." shoot son. Anyway... so many good talks.
surprise birthday present was great! thank you much! nothing is better than chocolate milk, mom. you read my mind. yes elder thornock was laughing while talking to me. he kept saying that i had an awesome mom. i could only agree. Thank you mom!!
anyway... you didn't give me many questions to answer. so i'm not really sure what else to say. oh district meeting this week is on the book of mormon. "the book of mormon and the spirit are our two most powerful resources in conversion." it would only make sense to use them together. listen to the talk by Elder Holland entitled, "safety for the soul." it is one of my favorites, if not my favorite talk. watch it though, don't read it. you know how elder holland is. anyway.... love you much!
Elder Bronson

Dayquan's baptism

having a good conference elders??

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