Monday, August 10, 2015

Zone Conference

Hey fam,

The week was really good.  We had the zone conference on Tuesday, which was really enlightening.  We focused on winning more references from the members and on the Atonement.  That is a topic I am really starting to focus on in my personal studies.  On Friday we had exchanges with the Zone Leaders, I was with Elder Campello from Brazil.  We found 7 new investigators in one day!  2 separate families, without knocking any doors!  All we did was talk to a lady at a bus stop and it ended up in 7 new people who want to learn more about the church and the gospel.  A really fun day, the first time I had worked with a Brazilian, which was a lot of fun.  We also visited a family in the ward that is from Brazil and when we went, they all spoke Portuguese, which was cool because I could actually understand a good part of it as well.  

During the zone conference we also had a training from Elder Muñoz (one of my ex comps) on the Book of Mormon.  We talked about the converting power that the Book of Mormon has, and just how important it is to use in our teaching.  The amount of chapters in the Book of Mormon that are dedicated to the Atonement...there are quite a few!  The whole thing really is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ!" 

Saturday was Sister Carrasco’s birthday, one of the sisters in my district, so we had lunch with them, the zone leaders, and members.  We got to have cow heart again!  Delicious...not! Sunday was really good, talking about the eternal responsibility and calling of being a parent.  It is the only calling of which we will never be released.  

My comp and I are doing really well.  We are in the flow of things, it is crazy to think that there are only 2 weeks left in the transfer.  Gonzalo is doing well, still going strong in coming to church and everything.  The next step is getting him the Aaronic Priesthood.  Something new this week, check out Mormon 9, it is full of good stuff!  

Glad to hear that every is going better back at home, prayers and fasting from the West Zone here in the mission have been headed up to Virginia.  Sounds like seminary will be a lot of fun these next few years!  

Love you all,

Elder Mangum

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