Sunday, April 12, 2009

General Conference

Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Koreans don't have Easter traditions. It's sad... I have actually been in South Korea now for 6 months. What a WEEK. My companion was transferred on short notice to Taegu and I'm still here with Elder McKenna. He's from Utah, and he's a young senior (been in Korea a few months more than me). It's unexpected and he's still trying to take it all in, but we're excited and are planning to have fun and really jump start the work here in Sacheon.

Well, it's hot here. No other way to put it. We received the word yesterday that we can take off our suit coats now. Yes!!!!

This weekend, sort of last minute, the missionaries in this zone were able to go to Masan and watch General Conference in English! I felt so blessed. It was amazing! I felt the influence of the Spirit in my heart as I heard the Lord's servants talk of peace, service, and love. A message that I felt was prominent in Conference was a call to action for us, as followers of Christ, to serve others and push back against the despair and adversity that we face in today's world, especially since recent events.

Elder Holland's talk about Christ's sacrifice, and how we are never alone because of it, really touched me. I wish that every single person in the world, especially during these uncertain times, could watch it and feel the message of peace. We are NEVER alone. Christ suffered and sacrificed so that we may never have to. He knows our pains and worries and will walk with us every mile of our own trial-ridden paths in life. This message gave me so much comfort, and I wish everyone could feel that same comfort.

Elder Cook's talk on Heavenly Father's plan for our salvation was also amazing. No one is too far gone to be saved. NO ONE is outside the plan. God loves all of us, and will never stop trying to bless us and help us return to him. How comforting!

Elder Perry's talk on missionary work was sooooo good! He said missionaries are an extremely under-utilized teaching resource. In order for the work to progress across the world, Church members need to open their mouths to their neighbors and help find people for missionaries to meet with and teach. We all prayed that the members would listen with open hearts to this message.

Whew, an amazingly spiritual Conference....I could go on.....and my head is reeling from getting a new companion 4 weeks before normal transfers. We're excited to work together. It should be fun!

I love you guys! Elder Bocchino

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