Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Week 2: White Chambers, The Holy Spirit and a Rainbow :)

Hola!!!!!! (Hello)

Two weeks down 102 weeks to go. Pero (but) this week went by so fast. There was a lot of really spiritual experiences this week. So in the last week we (Elder Fitt and I) are teaching two investigators, pero (but) this week we are teaching 3, and our teacher Hermano Mecham told us that we are going to only have 18 minutes to teach, instead of the whole 30 minutes, which is hard for us, because we had a solid lesson planned on the restoration, eternal families and prayer; but since we had such little time, we just decided to do the lesson on eternal families and prayer. We started with a prayer, and jumped right in. In the first 5 minutes we were struggling speaking the language and figuring out how to translate our message, and at this time I was looking at my notes a lot, and I got a really strong prompting that said, " put your notes down, and I will help you". The spirit was so strong, and our investigator Erik, felt the spirit, and was touched by our message.

The best moment of the week, It was either last Thursday or Friday. We were just finishing up the day, and we all went outside, and the sky was so pretty (I'm sorry mom I didn't get a picture of it), there was a rainbow and the lighting on the clouds was amazing. Just then our other teacher Hermano Mella (our district has the best two teachers in the MTC just to let you know) yelled, "GET BACK IN THE CHAMBERS". I laughed so hard. To give you a perspective of our classroom, we are in a 3 story building, but our classroom is in the basement, its white brick, and it's smaller than my room. So everyone has been saying GET BACK IN THE CHAMBERS all week. 

My favorite day has been Tuesday's by far. Every Tuesday we give a lesson at 4:15pm then have dinner at 5:45, then go to a devotional at 7, then have a district testimony in our room for an hour, and yesterday was probably the best day yet. At 4:15 we went into our TRC meeting (Teaching and Resource Center, I think that's what it is) and we are teaching Rosi. It was a first lesson, and we had a prepared to teach her on the Restoration and the first vision. So the entire lesson is supposed to go 45 minutes, but when we finished the restoration part we still had 25 minutes to kill. We were nervous. The spirit definitely helped us out big time. After our restoration lesson we gave her a libro de mormon (Book of Mormon), and shared our testimonies on the Libro de mormon (Book of Mormon). we then taught her about baptism and she was confused because she had already been baptized into the Catholic church, so that became a bit awkward, but the spirit didn't let us down. We taught about the authority and how after Christ had died, and all the apostles died the authority was taken off the earth. She understood this and she said that she would pray about the book of Mormon, pray about Jose Smith to know that he is a true prophet of God, read the introduction of the Book of Mormon, and go to our church with her friend; so for a lesson that was all over the place, it turned out to be amazing. Later was the devotional and Benjamin Banks spoke (I don't think you know who he is because he is an old quorum of the 70) but he was amazing. He said many times: the way to be a successful missionary is to be an example. People notice first how you act. He also shared a lot of personal experiences. Like one that was really funny: He said that when he was a mission president one of his missionaries saw a little boy throwing a fit with his grandpa. So the elder went over took off the little boys hat and pretended to throw it out the window. The little boy felt his head, looked at his grandpa, then looked at the elders. The elders then said think of putting that hat on, and it will come back, so the little boy closed his eyes and thought really hard. Then the Elder put the hat back on his head. The little boy felt his hat, then picked up his hat, threw it out the window, and said do it again!!! Everyone in the audience laughed so hard!!! Brother Banks was amazing speaker and he said, never give up, because the devil is trying to tear you down, and if you give up, he has won. The spirit was so strong. After the devotional we had a district testimony meeting and it is probably the most spiritual testimony meeting I have ever been in. The theme was families can be together forever,working hard to go find those people out on our missions, and trials. Who are you going to see at the gate when you die, is it going to be family, friends and loved ones. I know I want it to be all those I will find. Yo se que la expiacion is verdadero. Yo se que Jose smith es un profeta de Dios. Yo se que el espirtu santo es verdadero y ayudando me, en el nombre de jesucrito amen. (translation: I know that the atonement is real. I know that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God. I know that the Holy Spirit is real and helps me. In the name of Jesus Christ amen.)

Here is a quote I just found. Hope you like it!!
“Your Heavenly Father loves you—each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. … God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.” Thomas S. Monson

Mom thanks for the pics and for the album, I love it. I love hearing about your lives back home, and I'm glad that you could get dad to go to the parade. We could see cars parked on our street of people getting ready to go to the parade on the 4th. I'm sorry I don't have pics, the problem is is that I need to get a cord that plugs into the computer, I'm running out of time, sooooo Recuerda Quienes Y Hasta Luego (Remember who you are and goodbye).

PS I need to have you send me a pair of jeans, and cookies (thank you again for the cookies my companion loooooooved them, direct quote from Elder Fitt) 

PPS we had watermelon and it was really good. so your awesome and dont get mad at me cause Im no longert  puncuating. Adios (goodbye).

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