We had zone conference this week (which was phenomenal). It was good to have our whole MTC district back (minus Ct R., who is in another zone). I got to see Sister V. though! What a joyous reunion.
This is the last week for two of the elders in my district - our Zone leader, Elder R, and our District Leader, Elder S. It'll be sad to see them go, but it's been good to have them for a transfer.
Zone conference was fantastic! We watched a movie called The Quest for Go-Getters about a young man named Billy Peck with only one arm and one leg...Everyone go watch it! It's really neat. We learned a lot too, and even had a question and answer session at the end. It ended up going until 5 oclock.
Also, here is an excerpt from my letter to the President:
"...However, this week, as we were contacting, I was having trouble doing so. Sister W. really showed her example to me though, as she greeted a person on the street that looked to me as though she would not care to hear our message. Thankfully, she did! She speaks eight languages, one of which is English, and was interested in what we had to say. Unfortunately, she was waiting for a marshutka, but told us that she would come to church on Sunday. She didn't even give us her phone number, and wasn't a potential, so I thought nothing of it, really. However, she called us on Sunday to tell us that she would be late for church, but that she was coming. How grateful I was when she showed up with her 5 year old daughter.
After church, this woman told us, "I have never sat through an entire church service because nothing ever seems right. I usually get bored and leave. But when God tells you to stop and listen on the street, you had better do it."
I couldn't believe it. I thought I would never see her after the first conversation we had, and here she was telling us that she recognizes that this church is from God for her. I am humbled by Sister W.'s eagerness to contact a woman I was too prideful to stop for. I have more confidence now in what I need to do and how I need to do it..."
I'm still really struggling to understand anyone here. I'm getting better at reading, but definitely not at speaking. Sigh. At least I'm not having to learn serjick or Russian yet...hahah. I hope to stay in L'viv for quite a while to learn 'Pure Ukrainian.'
I love you all very much and hope that you have a fantastic week!