We had such an amazing week.
Monday was a little crazy because we had to leave early to get to Vlad. Sister Perkinson hosted all the sister missionaries, and we had a Relief Society Meeting where we talked about charity and being a part of one big organization. It was really sweet and fun to be with all the sisters from our whole mission. We stayed in a hotel (called Equator) that had a great view of the ocean. From what I could see, some of the water in the bay and port was frozen.
Tuesday we had a fun morning running around and buying lunch and trying to figure out who was supposed to be where. We had a mission leadership conference with Elder Klebingat that was wonderful. I was there even though I'm not a Sister Training Leader because President Perkinson invited the alumni Sister Training Leaders to sit in.
Wednesday we had the main conference with ALL THE MISSIONARIES FROM THE ENTIRE MISSION! It seemed like quite a feat to get everybody flown in from their cities. Missionaries were staying in hotels, hostels, and with other missionaries. We had about fifty-two missionaries running around Vladivostok. Elder Klebingat, President Perkinson, and Sister Perkinson taught us so much about scripture study, aligning your desires in with the Lord's, and choosing to be obedient. I can't tell you everything that happened because there's too much I could say. In short, it was an extremely uplifting meeting.
Oddly enough, that Wednesday it rained, and the rain melted all the snow. The Russians said that rain is very uncommon for this time of year. However, the next day the snow was back, so no worries. I did walk through my pair of boots two days ago, so that means more shopping. As time goes on in the mission, everything starts falling apart and breaking down: boots, coats, bags, tights, skirts, suitcases, body, and I may be going a little crazy. :) It's all for the Lord, though!
One of our less-actives came to church yesterday, and the members are getting going planning the branch Christmas party. We saw lots of miracles thanks to our efforts to work harder and do better. We're excited to keep working and see even more miracles in this part of the Lord's vineyard. Hope you all have a safe and miraculous week too!