And they straightway left their nets

Hey y’all! I’m just going to go along with every other missionary in the world’s email today and say WASN’T CONFERENCE THE BEST?! Everyone says it 1000x better as a missionary and it’s true! What a blessing it is to have God’s true prophet speak to us. I put an emphasis on God’s true prophet because lots of people in the south think that anyone can be a prophet if they decide they want to be or go to school long enough. The key is in the authority!

We watched conference in the Russellville church building with the Russellville elders and the Red Bay sisters. It was incredibly powerful when the 6 of us in that empty church building stood and sang Called to Serve with the MTC choir during the Saturday afternoon session. BEING A MISSIONARY IS THE BEST. A couple members were so kind and had lunch with us between sessions.

This week I went on an exchange with Hermana Knaus in Tupelo, Mississippi! It’s such a beautiful place. We met some really awesome people!

I also had the new experience this week of teaching a lesson in a denture making shop. There is a man in the ward who has been less active for years who makes dentures for a living. It was really cool but a little bit of a shock to walk in there and see hundreds of teeth laying around! Haha he is such an awesome guy.

One principle from conference that I loved was that when we pray, we involve all 3 members of the Godhead. We pray to the Father in the name of Christ while the the Spirit is present. I really think that goes to show how important and holy prayer is!

This transfer I have been working on reading the New Testament. I am almost done with the book of John and it has been such a blessing and I have already gotten so much out of it! The life and teachings of Jesus Christ have so much power.

I have been thinking about these verses a lot lately:

Matthew 4:19 -"And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

20- "And they straightway left their nets, and followed him."

The word straightway is what really impresses me. That takes a lot of faith to immediately drop something- something that you make your living with nontheless- and follow. What an example they set, and they were blessed beyond measure for it!

Go back and review and study your conference notes this week! Prayerfully ponder how to apply the things you learned and then do it! Don’t let the things you learned from conference just stay in this weekend.

Have a blessed week and ROLL TIDE!

All my love,

Sister Oscarson

​We carved pumpkins as a district this morning!


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