What a great week! We started the week going to the temple as a mission and finished it with a branch fast and general conference, what could be better?! My few comentaries on Conference (I might comment on them later), About the whole 18,19 year old thing..... I thought that was already in action. At least for Bolivia, that revelation for men to leave at 18 came back in May or so, which I emailed you guys then. Appently this is for the whole world and before it was select countries no mas. -I felt like some themes were of course the family, but also, Do! Become! I talked way earlier in my emails about trying to know things, not believe. But I learned this week that knowing is only for a testimony and is not enough. We have to apply and become something, or be converted. -M. Russel Ballard - it was for mom, the whole honey thing. I liked it. -Thomas S. Monson - He nailed it! I love him and his inspired words. People can change! Imagine the people you meet in baptismal clothes or their potential to be a member of this church. -Russell M. Nelson - I brought an investigator to the saturday sessions and she usually has loads of questions everytime we teach. I told her to bring those questions to general conference where they can be answered. And then what did Elder Nelson say, ``Ask the missionaries, they can help´´ Well thanks. Now we´re just playing ping pong with my investigator avoiding the questions Elder. -Jeffery R. Holland - Cameron and Marissa should know that he´s already used this talk. Yes, I do love this, but he almost used the same exact words as when he talked to the missionaries in the MTC. I have a CD of that talk because it was one of my favorites, ``Feed my sheep´´. Powerful. Well I hope that the spirit can expound my words that I´m about to write so that they can influence, inspire, and lead to action someone who is reading this email despite my difficulties and imperfections in writing. As October begins, the clouds have prepared for battle in the dark and brooding silence. The bruised and sullen storm clouds have had the light of day obscured. Looming low and ominous, in twilight premature, thunderheads and rumbling in a distant overture. In a flash of lightning and a pouring of water, the clouds cry out for silence in a shattered world. All at once, in just a sudden, the clouds are parted. Light streams down in bright unbroken beams. Follow men´s eyes as they look to the sky, the shifting shafts of shining weave the fabric of their dreams. My area here in Bolivia is like the weather here right now. For the longest time, their hasn´t been much success. The members have been with out hope and the numbers are slowly dwindling. But just then, when all seemed lost, the heavens spread their wings and sent down celestial help for our area. My companion and I have had a steady high number of investigators attending church and they will all get baptized! The members have seen our fruits from our work and are also willing to help us. One investigator told us this week after last week´s church meeting that it has always been something she was looking for. She is super catholic and doesn´t know what is happening to her. God does. He moves his work in mysterious ways. Even though he nor us can obligate people to do or think differently, his ways, which are always better, will always be accomplished. Are we going to help? -Elder Walker
A package and a couple letters came, but they´re sitting in the zone leaders room. I´m going to pick them up today and will email you next week to see what package it is.