June 8, 2015
Well hey there family! This week has been a pretty crazy week. Unexpected trip to Ribeirao Preto for Leadership Counsel to start the week and other surprises. It's been a little crazy and tiring. But it's been good.
First, Leadership Counsel and Zone Meeting. The counsel went really well. the assistants gave a really good training about the importance of the Baptismal invite. the simplicity of it and how important it is to simply invite. then President Brum talked a lot about the importance of study and the Book of Mormon. Jeffrey R. Holland once said something like this: Study can make or break your mission. It can make or break your life. Ha. I don't know the exact quote. But I know the idea. Study and the morning hours set the tone for everything else and we have to keep it simple and focused on the basics and on our purpose.
We then had zone meeting and taught the zone and all this stuff and it was real good. ha.
We also were suppose to have Zone Conference on Friday, but the assistants called Sunday night and cancelled it. Well, put it off to the 23rd. You know what the crazy part is of this Zone Conference? There's a part called "Testemunho do herois." Basically final testimony. And me and Elder Jake will be a part of it. It's so weird to think about that because I've been seeing it my entire mission and I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that it's my turn. Super weird.
We then had Stake Conference and President Brum came. He talked about the importance of members getting involved in the reactivation efforts. The most important people in reactivation efforts are the members themselves. A lot of people when they talk about this cite the story of The lost sheep. I know there's quite a few where we live, not a whole lot of non-members. So this is where we can best contribute. Help our friends get back to Church. So, do it. :)
I love you all and hope this week is fantastic!
Love, Elder Scott JACKSON Taylor