Hey Everyone!
It was a great week here in Elma!
Here’s a quick miracle before I jump into Conference:
On Wednesday we had an appointment for a non-member lady to come get some help with her family history. Unfortunately, the family history specialist who was supposed to help her didn’t show up because she got called in for work. All three of us are pretty clueless when it comes to family history and this lady was needing help with her family line from Finland (very difficult). We were trying to find someone else to come help her but nobody was able to. Long story short, after lots of scrambling and praying in our hearts, Heavenly Father guided us and helped us find a ton of information and people from this lady’s family line she was looking for! It was so awesome to see her excitement! We honestly had no idea what we were doing! One of the things that helped us get some things figured out is we translated one of her ancestors names. Ha I never would have thought to do that on my own!
Now Conference… I hope all of you were able to watch it this weekend! I feel like I learned soooo much! We are so blessed to have the opportunity to hear from a prophet of God and his apostles! Every time I listen to what President Monson has to say, I’m able to receive a personal confirmation that he truly is a man called by God to lead us through these crazy times in the world we live in. I know that he will never lead us astray. One of my “take aways” from conference is that life- and being a disciple of Christ is not meant to be easy, and that’s ok! Because it gives us the opportunity to grow and become more like our Savior. NOW is the time to make sure our lives are firmly built on that foundation of Christ and his gospel. It is the simple, daily things that will keep us there. We can’t allow ourselves to become distracted by worldly things that simply don’t matter in the long-run. The Church is true! We are so blessed. Have a great week!

Sister Hailey Gehring