I’m now on my 3rd week at the MTC! Halfway through! Yay!
This week has been full of twists and turns, but still pretty good.
Patricia, our TRC investigator has been doing well. She agreed to pray and read the scriptures daily in our last lesson! She was pretty good about keeping her commitment to pray last time so hopefully she’ll keep this one! At the end of our lesson with her yesterday, she hugged us! We’re getting closer to her! Hermana Read, Hermana Nieves, and I could not keep the smiles off our faces when we walked out from that lesson, we just felt so good about it!
Ann M. Dibbs, Thomas S. Monson’s daughter, came and talked to all the women in the MTC on Sunday. It was pretty neat! For her talk she spoke about her dad and listed out his attributes that she’s noticed throughout her life. At the end of her talk, she had us cross out the “he is” in every trait that she listed and had us write “I will be…” instead, like this:
“I will observe and remember”
“I will be a loyal friend”
“I will encourage others”
Tomorrow I’ve been assigned to be a host for a new missionary and help her get all the things she needs and get to her class. Hopefully I don’t mess up and get lost! I still don’t feel like I know my way around this place!
In the email I sent last week, I said there was a rumor going around that Elder Holland was going to talk to us that night in Devotional. Unfortunately, that ended up just being a rumor. But we still had a great devotional! Lynn G. Robbins came to speak to us about Christlike attributes. He challenged each of us to read Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel and pick a Christlike attribute to work on. I chose to work on the attribute of hope.
On Friday night, Hermano Clement had our class sit in a circle as a district and read all of Ether 12 together. If you ever need a spiritual pick me up, I highly recommend reading this chapter!
If you ever need a laugh, the Elders in our district just showed us one of the best LDS ads ever made! Watch it here. It’s so awkward, we all just died laughing. But maybe we’re just losing our senses of humor in el CCM 😉
I can’t let my non member friends see that video without also linking to a more beautiful and heartfelt video about family too. Here’s a very sweet video about fatherhood.
Another funny thing that happened this week! Hermana Nieves has had a sore throat all week, so she’s been carrying around a cup of salt to gargle every once in a while. The Elders were asking why she waws carrying the salt around and we told them that we were using it to keep evil spirits away at night! The funny thing is that some of them didn’t catch our sarcasm at first and were so concerned! Poor guys!
Hermana Nieves was just full of good quotes this week , so I’ll just end with a couple of my favorites:
“Whenever you feel far away from God, just ask yourself, who moved?”
“See the light in others and treat them as if that’s all you see.”
That’s about all I have for this week! I love all of you and I hope life is going well for all of you! Thank you to everyone who sent me DearElders this week! I love getting letters from you all!