We had a Zone Conference this week and it was super great. We have a new senior couple here named the Knechts. Apparently he was like the head of Institute over the state of Utah or something like that. Anyway he gave a training on receiving revelation through the book of Mormon and it was allstar. He read D&C 84:85 which says "neither take ye thought beforehand what ye shall say; but treasure up in your minds continually the words of life, and it shall be given you in the very hour that portion that shall be meted unto every man" He proceeded to talk about how as missionaries you don't always have to study what you're teaching for the day. It's important but the promise is that when you read you are able to "treasure up the words" then when it comes time for the lesson "you shall be given." Of course that doesn't mean we don't plan but it was an interesting perspective to take on in regards to studying for the people we teach.It snowed a lot and we shoveled a lot and we had lots of fun. Whenever we finsihed shoveling we would have a snow fight throwing snow at each other with the shovels and we would make a mess that we had to clean up again, but it was totally worth it.
I'm still undergoing somewhat of a training process in regards to being an effective Zone Leader and also being productive in the area but I think things are becoming easier and I do have a better picture of what's expected of me.
Steve is doing well. He changed a bit after his Confirmation which has been one of my favorite parts about helping people through their conversion. he's much more open with his comments and the stuff he says is right on the ball. Next Sunday we're going to teach a lesson with him about Repentance in Gospel Principles. We're still trying to teach his son Justin who really has a lot of potential to join the church but we've had a lot of troubles in meeting with him. We were talking with Steve about it and he said "I don't think it's a question of 'if' he'll join but more of a question on 'when' he'll join," Good to know we have Steve on The Lord's side too.
This morning we went to the temple with another recent convert. he had been to the Temple before but this was the first time he brought his own names so it was really great. We had a lot of fun and we definitely felt the Spirit.