Also this week we had Zone Breakfast again, and it was very delicious. Waffles with a homemade buttermilk syrup. And then after the food we had a little spiritual thought where the Zone Leaders told a story about a person who when he gets on a plane from Florida to Salt Lake City sees at the front of the plane a new missionary heading to the MTC, full of nervousness and excitement, and then farther back the plane he looked across the middle and saw another missionary asleep against the window, this one coming home from his mission, and the person comments that he looks like a very hard working, worn out missionary. And then when the plane lands and he wakes up the RM when he looks at the RM's eyes he sees a true disciple of Jesus Christ. It was a very powerful story that made me really desire to be that RM, to strive to be the best disciple and servant of the Savior that I can be.
Other than that the only thing that really happened is we were able to meet with S a couple times this week. The first time was she fed us dinner! It was really cool that she did that. We were able to meet her husband, who was a really cool guy, though he isn't interested in taking the lessons at this point, and we had some really good conversation with them at dinner. And then the next day we had another lesson with her where we combined teaching the Plan of Salvation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because with how ready Susie is and how much she wants to get baptized, we have been trying to teach the lessons a bit more condensed for her. It has been helping that in between appointments she is studying on lds.org a lot on her own.
For my spiritual thought and for my last General Conference quote I want to share one from Elder Holland's talk, "Are We Not All Beggars?" It says, "...I do not know all the reasons why the circumstances of birth, health, education, and economic opportunities vary so widely here in mortality, but when I see the want among so many, I do know that “there but for the grace of God go I.” I also know that although I may not be my brother’s keeper, I am my brother’s brother, and “because I have been given much, I too must give.” It is a really good talk about how we need to try our best to help others when we can. And I really like in that quote about how though we aren't in charge of our "brother's" lives, we are our "brother's brother" and should try to help out our "brother" when we can.
I am really excited for General Conference this weekend!