Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 18, 2012

I am finally leaving and I am so pumped.  I love missionary work!  So this past week has flown by and I am super pumped to get out into the real world!  My Spanish definitely isn't perfect and neither is my English at this point.  I can't understand everything in Spanish but I don't need to because I have the spirit as my guide and he will direct my every decision and move!
I just finished the New Testament and it is amazing!  I have learned so much about my Savior and it has just increased my desire to help people and change the world.  I love this gospel so much and I know that it is true.
I got to hear Sheri Dew speak and she is amazing.  She talked about receiving the blessings that God has for us.  All the blessings of God have been restored and all we have to do to get them is work and ask for them.
I am so excited to be a missionary.  I know God provides a way for us to accomplish all things without a doubt.  I know I am here for a reason.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 11, 2012

This past week has been one of the most incredible weeks that I have had since I have been here in the MTC.  First Tuesday was incredible because that night Marlin K Jensen spoke and it was his last time that he would ever speak as a member of the 70!  He put his whole heart and soul into that talk!  It was so amazing and so spiritual that it caught me on fire and more fired up to share the Gospel.  He talked about that we can't afford to have an off day in the service of the Lord; just like when we went to get our patriarchal blessings - we wouldn't want the patriarch to be having a bad day because that document he give us is personal thoughts from God about who we are, what we were before and who we can become.  It is crazy and he related it to being on the Lord's errand especially as missionaries because we cannot afford to have a bad day which is so true because the people need us to be in tune with the spirit in order that we can help them come unto Christ more in their life and help them receive the restored Gospel.  Wednesday I got to host Randon and see Matt and Grant - that was so awesome.  I am so pumped that they are all serving missions - that is incredible - definitely a tender mercy of the Lord!  I am so excited.  I cannot wait to get out and help the people of Honduras to receive the Gospel.  Sunday we heard a President that is over missionary work and he talked about relationships with our companions and it was humbling to me and I have decide that from now on throughout the rest of my life I am going to be positive about everything.  Because when we are being critics we miss the beauty and the finer things of life and we cannot feel the spirit and the spirit is essential in the work and life.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 4, 2012

I love the MTC.  I am super excited about missionary work and so fired up about the gospel!  I love it so much!  I love learning about my Savior; the more I read about him the more and greater my desire to help people grow.  We received 23 missionaries into our zone this week which was crazy!  We got some awesome missionaries.  I love talking to the sisters because it reminds me of my own sisters and makes me so happy!  I love it here so much but I can't wait to get out and help people that need their lives and eternities changed.  Just a cool story from this past week.  I was reading in the Ensign the conference talks and I had a prompting to share the one I was reading by Richard G Scott with another missionary in my district.  SO I did and after he read it he pulled me aside and we went out into the hall and talked and he was in tears, well we both were, and he said that he had found an answer to a prayer that he had been searching for, for a very long time.  It was incredible and got me so fired up to help people.  The tender mercies of the Lord really are the best!  The spirit is a real gift I know and feel it daily!  I love the gospel so much and I testify of its truthfulness.  It is amazing and life changing.  2 weeks and I fly out of the US for the most intimidating but the best experience of a life time.  I can't wait to help the people of Honduras.  I love them all so much and I don't even know them at all yet.  A lot of times we don't recognize the spirit but one thing we have to realize is if we are worthy and following the commandments and when we do good things that is of the spirit.  The spirit is the most incredible thing ever.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

May 28, 2012

 I am kind of bummed today that we don't get to go to the temple do to the fact that it is a holiday but
that is alright! It has been a crazy week here that is for sure! We had a kid from our district have to go home so now I am in a trio! i am not sure how I feel about it! It is definitely a learning experience and if I don't kill anyone in the next 3 weeks it will be a success I think! The night/morning the Elder flew out he had to be at
the travel office at 3 in the morning so we had to be up to see him off! Lets say that night i got about 5 hours of sleep and it was hard to recover that next day and focus! It is crazy how much the gospel is a blessing even repentance! I am so grateful for the gospel in our life's! I am pretty fired up we were able to hear Ronald A Rasband speak on Tuesday and he is incredible he spoke in conference two years ago about mission calls and it was so incredible to hear from him again! he is an amazing man! Things are going well the Spanish is coming the hard I work the faster it comes hard to imagine but it is true ha ha! I love it here but I am not going to lie I am definitely looking forward to leaving in 3 weeks! isn't that crazy i fly out 3weeks from  today! I cannot wait for that! i cannot wait to be able to teach people that need their eternities changed and that want to change instead of just people that are role playing! it is definitely not the same!