Sunday, November 30, 2014

Week 70 - Powerhouse Stake Conference with Elder Liemar


So this past week our training at zone conference went really well!!  We did a ton of work on it because we wanted to really make an impact on people and for it to be a training they remember, and so hopefully that's how it went!  We trained on how prayer and revelation are key in missionary work, and we talked a lot about what revelation is and how we get it.  We read from John 21: verses 3 and 6 and talked about when we do the work on our own we went be led to find people to teach, but when we listen to the voice of the lord to guide us as we find, then we wont' even be able to handle the amount of investigators we find! (the fish we said represent investigators in our little analogy we did with it)  We also did a cool activity where we had everyone sit quietly for a minute and think about what they could change as missionaries.  We then explained that the type of thoughts and feelings they got that were telling them they need to change was personal revelation from the Lord.  We used Stephen R. Covey's BYU devotional called an educated conscience to talk about how these messages we get from the Holy Ghost about what we should change are of a higher order than if an angel appeared and told us to change these very same things.  We also talked about prayer being a key part in it and then used the star of David to sort of hammer that point in.  The star of David is made up of 2 triangles, and in our church we actually use the star of David on some of our buildings.  It's on the assembly hall in temple square and on a few temples as well.  It has a few different meanings for our church, but one is the relationship between us and God through prayer and revelation.  The star is made up of 2 triangles, one which points up and one that points down.  The one pointing up symbolizes our prayers going up to God and the other pointing down symbolizes revelation coming back to us from God.  It was a really cool demonstration and I think everyone liked it!  

Also I found out my release date for you:  It's July 8th, so I'll actually be back like 2 weeks earlier than my 2 year mark.  But there you go, hope that helps with planning out stuff for when I get back!

Well I want you all to know that I love you and pray for you guys a lot!!  Keep being an awesome family and have a great week! 

Elder Benesch