So Tuesday we had our first zone conference in Swazi. It was so cold! It was like 30 degrees Fahrenheit. I wore an overcoat the entire presentation. It was nice to start our week off in English, it made our training a little easier. The conference overall was a success. I think it was fun and entertaining for everyone, but also instructive and spiritual. Wednesday I drove us back to Maputo... it was kinda weird driving that long of a distance, especially with a manual car that Ive only driven like 6 times haha. Thursday we had our conference here in Maputo. Also went well, right afterwards we went to the airport and headed up to Beira! I love that place. Friday was our conference there. At the end President had all those that were going home bear their testimonies. So me, and all of my group that was up there; Elder Couch, Woolley, Ence, and Heald. That was a weird moment. We all just kind of looked at each other afterwards like, "Did that really just happen? Are we really done?" Cant explain what its like.
Yesterday I got to go to church in Chingassura! I got to see all my peeps there. It was surprising how many people remembered me. Last time I was there I didn't go to church I just passed by a few houses, but yesterday I saw everyone. It made me really happy talking to all of them and seeing how they are doing. When I told them that Im coming back in 2 weeks with my mom and dad to visit them they freaked out! Its gonna be such a good time. Our flight home got delayed until 23 last night, so we didn't get home until about 230 and I didn't get into bed until about 415 because we had to drop Pres e Sis Koch of then head back home and shower and stuff. Good news is today is Pday so we got to sleep a bit. Still a bit worn out, but I can make do for 12 more days!
One thing from zone conference that I did want to share was another good one-liner from Pres. He always ends with the best quotes/sayings. This time he used "Bloom where you're planted." He talked about how we are all placed in different places/circumstances throughout our missions and more so our lives and we don't always have the best situations around us, but that we can always make something of it. Just do what you can and make it happen. Successful people, happy people take what they are given and turn it into what they want it to be.
Well family... I will talk to you next week! Keep enjoying the beautiful summertime.