It has been a pretty good week. Elder Mata and I had a heck of a time contacting people since it was spring break. Don't know what's up but all of our people seem to be hiding. But it has been fun going around and talking with the various people here in Medford. I don't know what it is but here I seem to meet more people that want to bible bash with us than I have my whole mission. I have tried to just be humble and not argue but I find it hard and a couple times I have fallen into the trap of Satan and began to argue back which only leads to more contention. The only thing I feel actually accomplishes anything is to bear testimony and leave them with that.
Elder Mata has been more willing to work. We had a good talk about how he wanted to end his mission. Interviews with President this week really made him think about what his priorities were. Even though it is still somewhat difficult he is definitely doing much better. We listened to a talk called; Following Christ to Victory from April 1979 conference (great talk highly recommended you all read it or watch it). It inspired us when it talked about how tracting and things like that help show the Lord that we are willing to work and he in turn blesses us. President Russell then extended to us an invitation to do a 9-9 which is tracting from 9am to 9pm. He said it would help our companionship do better and we both have agreed so one of the days this week we are going to be tired beyond belief. Pray for us.
General Conference was incredible. I was very inspired by the messages shared and I was really lead to think about a lot of things I can work on. I was very inspired by Dallin H. Oaks who always says it like it is, and his comments on the Godhead. I was deeply touched by the Priesthood session and felt so much more committed to being a effective missionary after that session. Basically I loved it all and was very happy to once again hear from Thomas S. Monson who has always served the Lord with everything he has. I feel now more than ever that he is a prophet and felt very glad to sustain him.
So that was the week. Kind of scattered in the email here but its all good. Have a great week and thanks for all you do!