Elder Garrett Markham
El Salvador San Salvador East Mission
PO Box #3362
San Salvador, El Salvador
Monday, January 25, 2016
World Wide Missionary Conference and a visit from an Apostle!
we had the huge world wide conference for all the missionaries. It was great! I learned a lot about working more effectively and how important my calling really is. Then we had our meeting with Elder Cook! We got to shake his hand and tell him our name. Then when he began to talk he said he enjoyed our one on one spiritual interviews...that was awesome. Then he talked a lot about what we learned W . It was funny because when he started he said that he had a few ideas of what he wanted to talk about but still didn't know what he was going to say. I really like his strategy. I think I'll use it more often. Then his wife spoke a bit and it was so funny because she had all of us stand up and sing a song but she was having everyone sing different parts and stuff . She's super fun. Then Elder Cook talked a bit more then left us with an awesome blessing and his testimony. He told us that someone once asked him why the General Authorities aren't as direct and specific with their testimonies. Elder Cook said that he was going to be more specific that day. He told us that he knows Christ lives, and how he knows His face and His voice. The spirit was super strong.
This week was awesome! We were able to get lots of visits in and find lots of new investigators despite the new problems we are facing in our area! And we were able to set a baptismal date with Maria Hernandez and her daughter for the. The only things for right now are that they are drinking coffee, but we bought them some chocolate stuff that they can drink instead, and they have to talk to Rodolfo if they can get baptized. Also they are going to be praying to see of the Book of Mormon is true. The Branch has helped us out because two of the sisters in our branch went to visit them. So that was nice.
I love you all so much!
Love Elder Markham
The choir for the conference went really well and everyone loved their music! Garrett is in the top left corner!