monday night we left from TBO at 145 in the morning for montevideo and then we had concilio. in Concilio we talked alot about what we have learned adn how we can grow from eachother. something that i really liked is we talked about the plan of salvation and the premortal life. it helped me understand the big picture on the entire plan of salvation. and also that there was only one plan which was Gods. Satan di not have a plan nor did he understand Gods plan. because if someone understands the doctrine they never miss a sunday taking the sacrament. so if he understood the plan he would of wanted to come down to earth to obtain a body and receive all that God has for him. it is interesting to think about that thought with patciene. he wanted it now and could not wait.
also there was a though, that satan was intelegent. . . . He is not. intelegence is light. he was pure darkness. he is very cunning. but intelegent he is not.
it made me think during conference, everytime that light was mentioned I related it to our brightness of our intelegence. it is a different way of thinking about it. we have to let our brightness shine.
light your light so shine
and then the leaders from Tacuerambò had the privalage to go to the temple afterwards. and to think about all the things we had learned from the plan of salvation and also all of the studies that i have had personally and with my companion and then to go to the temple. alot more things s¡made sence to me. but still alot to learn
and so we got back home after the buss at 5 in the morning and went straight to work the next day. then thurseday i did divisions with elder whitacare. he is a new missionary from north carolina. he reminds me of me when i started. it was kinda of fun to look back and to see the change that has taken place in my mission.
so on the 1st of october pte smith called me up and asked what i had planned for my birthday. i told him nothing. he said it just so happens that i am going to be there in tacuarembò tonight and i want to take you out to eat and then i want to take you with me to artigas. would you like to go back to the area where you were born?
so we eat dinner at the hotel with him and we started at 10 and so i got home around 1130.
the next morning we left at 8 for artigas and then we went on divisions all day. i went with elder baggat and it was very fun because he teaches just like elder woodcock and i did so there was no problem to teach together. we taught a lesson to the hermana fulco. we got her going back to church after 8 years when i was there. she used to be the releif society president. it was sad to see she hadnt gone since. nor had he family. i felt and told her that the lord has sent me here today to teach you these things that i now know to help you reach salvation. i told her the lord called me 2 years ago but i could not speak and did not know the doctrine. however He alowed me to come today and teach it to you. . . and so we taught. she comited to return as she felt the spirit so strong. it was funny when she opened the door and saw it was me i feel the spirit touched her knowing that what i just wrote was true.
it was also awesmoe to she various families active in the church that werent so much when i had left. when we went in there house and noticed that they were on fire we figured nope we arent going to waiste our time. lets continue working. we turned down 4 lessions and then had 5 more through out the day.
so when we got home from artigas it was already 2 in the morning so we took a taxi from the hotel and hurried home.
we then had a zone capacitation and then conference all of saturday and all of sunday. i really enjoyed it and learned alot from it.