California Arcadia Mission

A Missionary Blog for Elder Andrew Page
Serving The Lord in the California Arcadia Mission
August 2013 - August 2015

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time Flies When You're in the Sun

Oh man! There is lots to be done!

Hey everybody! Hows it going? I have quite an email for ya so sit back and relax and pay attention all at the same time.

First off and most importantly, CONFERENCE WAS AWESOME! I wish i could express how much the talks and analogies meant to me more than "awesome" but my time is short to express the true feelings of my heart. Im glad that Pres Monson laid the smackdown on missionary work with the members. He had a lot of insights on hastening the work last year but this time the way we must hasten the work is through member missionary work. Every member a missionary. They mentioned that at least 3 or 4 times. Its worth repeating. Another talk i really enjoyed was Uchtdorfs talk on Come, Join with Us. It was so amazing. We rewatched it with some investigators on their computer and they were moved to tears. His name is S.P. Hes prolly my favorite investigator right now. The reason for that being is because he said he would be baptized on the 20th! Im super excited. His wife is a recent convert and his son D. is still taking the lessons. D. is still a little hesitant about being baptized. Pray for him please!

Anyways back to conference. Something else that I noticed was that there were a couple talks on the importance of women. Especially the talk from Christoffersen who laid out and said "I dont want the differences between men and women to be erased" and he said " I dont want strong tough women, i want women who are dignified and loyal". Those were prolly some of my favorite lines. For Hollands talk I was really impressed on how he was completely honest in describing what to do when we are depressed. He is awesome. I would have to say that my favorite talk out of all was Uchtdorfs Come Join talk. It is just so inspiring because that is what I am here to do. Some other highlights that were cool were the talks involving; Exclamation Point, The Marble Story, Uchtdorfs Life Alert (Help Ive fallen and I cant get up), and others. I really do love all of them. They are inspired men of God. I especially love Thomas S. Monson and the council that he gives throughout the whole conference; be not afreaid, neither be thou dismayed. The Lord will fill the words of your mouth if you let Him. Conference has a new meaning when you are a missionary. Let us all be missionaries.

The reason that I am sending this on Wednesday instead of Monday is because I WENT TO THE TEMPLE. I didn't know i was able to! I went to the Los Angeles Temple about 30 minutes away. It was so amazing! It was a very cool experience. They had murals on the walls. It was prolly the most beautiful Ive seen, even though I hate to admit it. It was a very special experience and I'm glad I got to go. On the mission you get to go every 6 months. Im glad that i made the cuttoff :)
I gotta get going. Im so glad and grateful to be blessed with Conference, The temple, awesome investigators and even awesomer supporters. I feel the love around me. I hope you know that I love all of you with the bottom of my heart. And thats pretty deep :)

Love you guys!

LoVE, Elder Page

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