I saw Coleman during the Priesthood session! I thought that was pretty sweet. Where is he going on his mission again? I bet it was pretty sweet to sing there, not too many people get to do it. (He is referring to Coleman Anderton from our ward in Gig Harbor who sang in the MTC choir at General Conference. Coleman is going to Taiwan on his mission.)
A lot of the talks during conference were really great too! I really really liked Elder Christofferson's and then one of the Quorum of the Seventy named Jorge or something I can't remember. I really needed a lot of the messages given at conference this week. This week I just had been doing a lot of thinking because I periodically do that on my mission. i was just thinking a lot about how I can always improve and make sure I'm getting everything I can all the time when I'm out here. I had been studying a lot about constant repentance in my life and also I've been trying to improve my prayers a lot too. Watching those talks gave me a lot of insight on things that I could do to become better and also things that I can share with others (like Elder Bednar's talk). I feel pretty awesome since watching all of that and I'm ready for all of the coming months on my mission.
What's amazing is that I've already been getting a lot of good ideas already since conference! Like today Elder Pulotu wanted me to give a training at DDM tomorrow on prayer and I had this idea pop in my mind. So since I already have been trying to improve my prayers so that I can make them more meaningful and try and be more in tune with the Spirit I thought that I could make like a "prayer book" thing. Basically I just write down things i'm praying for, questions I've been asking, and things I'm thankful for. Then whenever I get an answer to my questions or blessings from asking for things, I can write them down next to those and then I can always keep track of things I'm thankful for or ask for so that I can always make sure my prayers aren't rote, and also it'll help me be more receptive to the Spirit and other promptings since I'll be actively looking for answers to questions and stuff like that. So I'm gonna train on that and just have our district do it too so that they can improve their prayers! ISN'T THAT IDEA GREAT? IT POPPED IN MY HEAD OUT OF NOWHERE AND IT WAS AWESOME ESPECIALLY CAUSE I GOT THAT IDEA FROM GOD.
I can tell it was from God because it makes me pray better and more often and in Moroni it says that anything that entices us to do good and have faith in Christ is of God.