I can't lie to you. General Conference was by far my favorite part of the week. To be able to learn and feel my testimony strengthened it was very helpful. I have been able to set goals and am excited to work on them. But the part that was even better was who came to watch it with us.
There is a family that we have been working with for a little while. The parents are actually married (that doesn't just happen here) and there are seven of them in total. They've shared with us the challenges that they face as a family and expressed a desire to become more united and happy. All of them are quick to recieve us and dedicate a little time to listen to us, but up until this week only the kids were truly receptive because they are the only ones who have taken action test the messages we've left. They have been able to recognise the blessings and the potential that the gospel brings their family. Then we have the parents. They haven't been so quick to come to church or accept an invitation to pray.
Until this week.
Sunday, with the help of a member who was willing to pick them up for conference and the kids, they were able to talk the dad in to going to the morning session. Later in the afternoon the mom accepted the invitation to attend a session as well. The talks in their respective sessions seemed to be perfectly selected to answer their individual concerns. It was incredible.
Al final they still have progress to make, but ''the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.'' It is so exciting!
General Conference is the best. It always brings miracles, answers to prayers, and opportunities to grow.
I hope you have a wonderful week, and are able to start working on putting in practice what you learned from conference!