Monday, April 4, 2016

This week I certainly noted the biggest change in me since I started my mission.

I can stay awake during all 4 sessions of general conference. (and I enjoy it!)

Hahahaha really though, I loved general conference!!!  I realized that I was watching it for the 4th and final time on my mission. Elder Holland took the prize for 1st place talk (not like it's a competition or anything).

I love the fact that this gospel believes in giving credit just for trying. That God is so willing to forgive us for anything and everything, just so that we can keep progressing.

Aside from general conference, this has been a fairly boring week!

First off.....I don't know if I ever told you about Jorge.

Jorge is a 60 year old gentleman who always sat in the back of the sacrament meeting. He didn't talk to many people. Just sat, listened, partook of the sacrament, and went his way after the meeting......Well, about 7 weeks ago I asked Elder Tonga who he was, I think his exact words were:

"He's the old guy who always comes....I don't know where he lives".

After asking around the bishop finally told us that he had been coming for several years but that he didn't know his name.....where he lived...or what ward he came from.

So we asked HIM. His words were:

"I'm Jorge, I've been investigating the church for a few years now. I want to see a baptism".

We told him we could arrange that, but that we would have to visit him. He politely declined.....several times.

Fast forward a few weeks.

While proselyting in our sector we come across Jorge! He says " found me......yeah, I live in the blue house over there".....after visiting him a week or two, and taking him to Elizabeth's baptism, he said "wow, that baptism was great. I'll get baptized the 16th".

So that was cool.

Also Jessica the sister of a recent convert will be getting baptized the that's cool!!!

I'll tell you a bit about her story next week!!!

This has been a week of ups and downs, but overall I'm really happy!!! I'm loving the mission and loving just about everything about it!!!

I love you all very much!  -Elder Winn

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