Monday, September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014

This week was really a crazy but wonderful week! Zone conference was tuesday, that took all day. Then wednesday we have interviews with president, some craziness happened and lots of us didn't even end up getting interviewed but it took all afternoon. Then on friday i had to do interviews for elder barroso's families in the city so that took up my friday evening, so we didn't have a ton of time in the area like I would have liked but we still had some really great things happening. It hasn't been to hot this last week, relatively speaking and we have always had our energy which is nice. So returning to zone conference. I wish you all could just go to one zone conference... its like incredible. I will try and pack as many things into this little email that I can about what I learned. So we talked about the 7 habits to being an extremely succesful person. A training that he gives to everyone, and then we turned it to missionary work. We only went into detail on the first three habits, but they are 1. Identify your goals 2. Create your plan 3. Execute your plan. So we talked a lot about our personal paradigm. He showed a video about a man who was taken in during the holocaust and in the end they did body tests on him and it was all very inhumane. He said that at the lowest point for him when he was being probed, he decided to change his paradigm and he pictured himself in austria teaching his students. He said he didn't think about the bad that was happening and in the end, he made it out alive. This all because he changed his paradigm. He showed another video about how one day stephen covey was on a subway and one day a man entered with two kids and the man had his tie undone and he just sat down while his kids were running wild. Well after a few minutes he turned to the man and said, "don't you think you should control your kids?" and the man responded saying, "You know you are right, i probably should... but we just left the hospital where my young wife died and their mom died and I don't think I know what to do and they don't know how to react either...." and then he said his paradigm completely changed. He began to look at the whole situation completely different and instead of being annoyed with the man, he only felt compassion for him. Its so interesting how that can happen. When we look at things realizing that we are in control of our paradigm, we can do great things. When we look at our lives and realize that we can make it what we want, everything changes. So that is the first step...Identifying our personal mission statement and creating our paradigm. THen we enter into the spiritual creation. We must create all things spiritually before we create them physically, or in other words, we must plan for success. I am running out of time and wish i could go into more detail, but the main part I wanted to focus on is changing our paradigm. How we control ourselves. No one else can make us mad, no one can make us be offended, we choose personally. I just wish i could put this all into an email. I wish you could have just been there! 

On the part of the investigators, things are going really well. We have three families that are getting going really well on the documents and we are planning a collective marriage for the 25th of October. The names are (Pinto and Lizete) (Joao and Julia) and (Rafael and Vania). Prayers are always welcome for them so that they can really reach this date! I don't know if I will be transferred or not but whatever happens in the will of the Lord. I love you all and I hope you have a great conference weekend! 


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