Well im not going to lie not much happened this week so i am sorry if this email is boring.we had zone confernce, and that was really awesome. We had Elder vincent from the area presidency come and talk to us. He is a member of the 2nd quroum of the seventy. He is a real spiritual guy but i learned alot from him so it was really sweet. After zone conference we got a big meal which i loved. I have really come to appreciate free meals now haha.
Well I have just been called to repentance so i will try and do better with my emails haha. So here is more about this week.When Elder Vincent came to talk he talked a lot about how being on a mission is a Privilege. That was really good to hear because we have some Elders who are going home at the end of this transfer and every time i see them all i can do is think about home to be honest and think about how far away it seems until I am going to be home. I still have some hard days and parts of the days when i miss you guys a lot, but i just need to remember that being out here is a privilege, not just a responsibility. The more that i am trying to enjoy my mission and the more that i look at the bright side of things the better it gets though. Elder Vincent also talked about how this is a really hard mission but that there are a lot harder missions out there to. He was telling us about a mission where in order to baptize somebody, you had to take like a 7 hour boat ride through crocodile infested water and then the place you get baptized is also infested with crocodiles, so there are people standing around with Swords and stuff keeping them out while they are baptized. So i thought that was really cool. When i was on exchange with Elder Skouson I was having a pretty hard day in the morning. The lessons were going by good but i just wasn't feeling it very much. We got about half way through the day and in the middle of a lesson i just really had a attitude change. I started teaching a lot better and with a lot more Enthusiasm and we got to a point that we were talking about the Book of Mormon. I went to start bearing my testimony and I seriously got hit with the spirit so strong. It really testified to me that the Book of Mormon is true and that when we read it, we get closer to Christ and God and that it can help us so much. I have been reading the book of Mormon a lot since i have been here. When i came out i was at the start of Alma and i am in the Middle of 3rd Nephi now. I love reading it because there are so many little things in there that i have never caught before. I hope that when i get home i will just be a strait up scriptorian.
Love, Elder Bowring