Thursday, October 15, 2015

General Conference was amazing!

October 5, 2015

Hey Family,
So this past week has been pretty good and spiritual. 
There is a member that just moved in and we went over to help clean her home. She has been struggling since being in Meridian because there isn't much stuff to do for her and her daughter (not the safest area). So kept her some company then we returned later to have dinner with her family. I could tell that she needed this time to talk with us.

This past Wednesday we had interviews with President Olson, and it went very well. We got to talk about a lot of things and he told me that I have changed a lot since the first time he met with me. He told me that I am meant to be here and I contribute a lot to the mission. That was really nice to hear him say that. 

On Thursday, we had exchanges with the STL's and everything turned out great. We got to visit all of our people and we had a blast. I got to serve with Sister Moffet. She is pretty cool and we had a lot of fun. We got to see Cynthia that morning so the Elders could give her a blessing, then we got to talk with just her. The kids are all at school and it was nice to talk with her about everything. She has been able to stop smoking the past week ever since the baby was born. We hope that she continues to stop smoking so keep her in your prayers. It was so nice that everything went well cause normally it doesn't, so I am grateful for that.


Then this weekend, we had General Conference. It was so amazing!! I had written down questions that I have and prayed that they would get answered, and ALL of them did. It is so amazing to see how your questions can get answered. I am excited about the 3 new apostles that have been called. I know that they have been called by God and they will serve him well. I loved President Monson's talk and I was really scared while he was finishing up his talk. He has dedicated so much of his life to this work and he is an amazing man. He bore his talk with so much power. I loved Elder Hollands and Nelson's talks about Women/Mother's. To hear such powerful speakers talk about our important and how much our Heavenly Father has in store for us. I noticed a lot that each speaker mentioned the word Grace. That word has stood out to me the past weekend.  
We sent a General Conference package with comfy socks and treats to enjoy!


Sunday after Conference, we were at the Slaughters (I love them so much) home and got to teach Jaylon and Payton. We talked about Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy and Follow the Prophets. Payton has sch a fire about the Gospel and has changed a lot over the past few months. Jaylon is trying to figure everything out for himself and figuring out if there is even a God. We all bore our testimonies, including Savannah who is 17 and was baptized before I got here. Even though she is young, she bore the most powerful testimony that I have heard. We just asked Jaylon that he needs to pray for himself and he will receive an answer.

I am so jealous that y'all went to see Idina, that sounds like a lot of fun!! So happy to hear about the crazy game against Riverton, wish I could have been there. I am so happy that a lot of people showed up to help with Mikey's Eagle Project. It all worked out which is so nice. That makes me think of the talk "Come What May and Love It" Miracles happened and it is so great that it all happened and that Mikey was able to learn from this experience. So happy that Chris and Maribel could come up with the baby and spend time with y'all for conference. I didn't know that they moved to St. George or I forgot. I missed making our sunday scones but oh well.  

So happy that everything worked out this past week. I just want to say how grateful I am to be out on a mission and bring my brothers and sisters closer to our Heavenly Father.
I love y'all!!!
Sister McKenna O'Connor

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