Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Letter #38 from Australia

April 10, 2016

Dear Family and Friends,

          What a great week it has been! General Conference was amazing and I loved every single minute of it and did not want it to end. This week wasn't the best when it came to the work because we had a lot of lessons, almost all of them, fall through and when we went finding, no body was interested. It was really tough because we had hoped that this week would be a great on and that we would be able to continue working with our investigators, but most of them couldn't meet this up. We are continuing to work with the Fulton family and Mark. They are all doing great and we reset the Fulton's baptismal date to the 30th of April. So both Mark and the Fulton family are set for that day. We are praying and hoping that all goes well and that they will be baptized on that day. Because the work wasn't too spot on this week, I will be sharing a lot of thoughts and feelings on General Conference.

          What an amazing Conference weekend it was! It was so great to be blessed to hear from our great Church leaders and from the Prophet of God. I had been looking forward to this General Conference because I have been in the need of some answers and guidance in my life, and knew that I could gain what I needed by listening to the sessions with the right mindset. I always like to think of a theme or questions to have in mind for conference and my themes this Conference were the Priesthood and Conversion. I had been praying really hard the days leading up to Conference that I would be able to learn what I needed to learn from the speakers and more importantly the Spirit. And I am so happy to say that I was able to receive answers to my questions. It was amazing to see how every speaker said something that I felt was said for me to hear. I know that when we pray, Heavenly Father will answer our prayers.

          I cannot pick out a favorite talk and I won't even try too. I loved them all and they were all so amazing. I really felt like there were some overall themes to the Conference. I felt that they were Marriage, Families, The Priesthood and Temple Ordinances. What better themes to have especially living in the day and age that we live in! It definitely made me love and appreciate more the family that I have and the knowledge that we have been sealed together forever. It also made me really excited to have a family of my own in the future! I cannot wait to be sealed to my eternal companion one day and to have my own children! I leaned so much this General Conference and I too, like Elder Holland, did not want tomorrow to come!

          I am so grateful for General Conference and for the opportunity that we have to listen to, learn and sustain the leaders of our church! I want you all to know that I love and sustain our Prophet and his councilors, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and all of the other church leaders that we have. In these latter days it isn't just enough to know that we have a Prophet on the earth, we need to also sustain him and trust that he is leading the church in the way that Heavenly Father directs him to. I love you all so much and I love this church! I hope that you all enjoyed General Conference as much as I did. Have a great week and keep up the great work that you are all doing!


Elder Wheeler

After the Priesthood session, they provided pies for all of the Priesthood
holders attending...I thought it was apple or peach pie...nope Australian
meat pies! I was honestly disappointed! haha​
Zone picture in front of the temple with the Assistants to the President! 
Oh, by the way, one of the assistants right now, is the grandson of 
President Henry B. Eyring! Elder Eyring is the tall one standing behind all 
of the Chinese missionaries on the right side of the picture! Pretty cool huh!?​
I am practically a professional photographer!;) Perfect picture for a
quote about the temple to be inserted into the cloud space! ​
The Melbourne Temple during the beautiful Autumn weather!!​

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