We had zone conference this past week and as usual it was incredible. President Collins talked to us about prayer and opening up that communication with him and being able to receive revelation. It was kind of sad because they have the missionaries who are leaving this transfer bear their testimonies, and it was hard to see some of the missionaries that have made great relationships with leave, Sister Vanderhooft, Elder Nash, Elder Van Zant, Elder Worden, and Elder Edwards. It was a great day though and Sister Bankhead and I learned so much. Our area is doing so well, and we are seeing the blessings of obedience. We had stake conference yesterday, and our stake president reminds me so much of President Mower. Love is an overwhelming attribute of stake presidents.
Donna is amazing and absolutely wonderful. We had a lesson with her at the church and she told us that satan was working on her and she almost didn't come, but she was glad she did. We gave her a church tour and she was just loving every minute of it. We ended in the chapel and the spirit was of course there and she felt it. She told us she had been reading the Book of Mormon and has a feeling when she reads it that she loves and she felt it again in our lesson. She kept telling us over and over that she didn't think we could 'move' her, but we did, well the spirit moved her and she was happy. She had hope when we met with her and we committed her to baptism and she said that thought kept coming through her mind all day. She knows that is the step she needs to take. It was an incredible lesson and the spirit taught her. She came to church yesterday and enjoyed herself and she is doing great.
We also had another investigator at church yesterday, Harold, and we were so happy to see him come. We thought he wasn't going to show because his phone was shut off on Sunday morning and we waited and waited, and then 10 minutes before church started he walked in:) He told us he almost didn't come because he was having car trouble but he kept trying and was able to get to the church safely. He was really excited for our next lesson this week, so that was a good sign.
I caught a horrible cold that put me down for a bit, oh bother it was miserable, I'm about 20% better, so it's getting there. It was awful at our district meeting earlier this week, everyone was sick and we were quite the site, hoards of tissues and hand santitizer. It was pretty funny actually, but we were all down. The weather is beautiful here and I hope it stays like this all week and forever!