hey everybody!! it's goood to write you again.
exciting things, lets see. i gave a talk in sacrament meeting this week, that was pretty cool. I used \elder \johnson's and elder Bednar's talks from last general conference about being desciples of christ and diserning the difference and important relationship of testimony and conversion. because while it would be easier to talk on faith or baptism I find I always have to cut to the heart of the matter and talk about what makes the difference. are we converted? do we know how to endure faithfully to the end? is that conversion manifested by our works, as alma and moroni testifies it should be? questions for your soul and all that deep 'who are you really' thoughts. and then garbled over the microphone in a nervous jumble to a branch made up of spiritual rocks and waifs. I hope they don't take it as offense, and I hope that they don't take it too lightly at the same time. but do I really expect a change in missionary work from one measly talk of mine? not really. I'll have to keep working and keep pushing and keep on trucking out here on the rock as they say.
there was also a funeral for the senior member of the branch this week, his name was brother hubert hobbs. We didn't ever get a chance to know him other than on paper, or from word of mouth. he seemed like quite the father figure for the branch, so it's sad to know that he's moved on. his wife is a rock though, I don't think I've ever seen anyone more put together in my life. she's someone for whom I want to do the best work I can.
that was pretty much the highlights of my week, the work is good and I'm running out of email time.
I love you all! do what is right!