Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Zone Conference Week! Week 72

Trinidad Zone Conference Mission Home

It was a very exciting week here in Trinidad! 

 On Tuesday we had an all day meeting in Valsayn in the mission home with president and sister Mehr! It was cool because it was their very last zone conference tour of the mission before they go home on July 1st. It was super inspiring! Sister Mehr talked about testimonies and taught a lot of the doctrine of testimonies. President Mehr talked to us about the Atonement and how we can best study the atonement to apply it to our investigators! It was so sweet! It was an inspired message and I loved every minute!

On Wednesday we were able to do some service at a less-actives house moving some dirt and got some sweet blisters! We also had an amazing lesson with one of our mostly deaf investigators. It is so cool to try and simplify lessons to where the only communication that is happening is if she can read our lips. It is difficult and takes time, but the spirit is super strong. We were able to explain the principle of Priesthood to her and she understood and loves coming to church! She is so prepared to receive the gospel!

On Thursday we headed out to a part of our area that used to be it's own area itself so there is a good number of members out there who aren't able to really come to church because of how expensive it would be to try and get all 20 or so of them into town to get there. So twice a week we head out there to make sure they know that they aren't forgotten. On Thursdays we do individual visits with the families. So we were able to go and just see how each family is doing and share a message with them specifically and see what we can do to help! So that has been a really great experience to get to bring the spirit into these people's homes who wouldn't have otherwise had wonderful spiritual experiences! It's great! 

On Friday we did our studies in the morning and then we went on a trade off with the Zone Leaders who serve in Arima. I was able to go and serve with Elder Grimm. He's a great guy and we taught some sweet lessons! One of our last appointments for the night was with a man who has been through a lot lately and is open for anything that will help him to draw closer to God! It was so cool to see him so touched with the message of our Heavenly Father's love and the fact that there is a living day prophet on the earth. it was very powerful!

Saturday morning we woke up and headed to do some service taking apart this man's wooden house to eventually build a new brick wall in the place of it, but we only had time to do the tearing down part. So after smacking around the house for a bit we headed home to study and then to trade back. After finishing lunch we headed back out to Matura just like we did on Saturday and watched the Meet the Mormons movie with them! They loved it and it was way cool to see so many people come out to it! 

Sunday was Ward Conference in Sangre Grande and the stake president came out with his counselors and gave great talks in sacrament meeting and in ward council they were able to help us
out a whole lot! It was great. We also had a sweet lesson with a young man named Matthew who is preparing to serve a mission. We talked to him about it and why he's so excited and the doctrine behind missionary work! It was a great lesson and he's super excited!

It was a very spiritual week and I'm excited for another one!

Much Love, Elder Dorrance

So happy to have an actual mall

Mom: Have a cold stone on me.  Hayden: Oh, I did, it was exceptional.  

Center: President and Sister Mehr.  New Mission Presidents come in 2 weeks. 

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