I'm going Spanish speaking!!! Okay not really... So I logged onto my missionary portal and everything was in Spanish! Ironically enough I was talking of how badly I want to learn Spanish and boom! So as of right now I'm not speaking Spanish but you never know!
They have the BEST devotionals here at the MTC!!! Last Tuesday Elder Jeffery R. Holland came!!!! A few thoughts from his talk:
-When a man works by thoughts, he works by words.
-Measure the success of my mission by how much I talk. Satin can't kill us but he can bind our tongue. (Joseph Smith's first vision) "Don't you dare go into the mission field and volunteer to keep your mouth shut!"
-Turn outward like Christ and not inward like the natural man.
Why we're here in the MTC we're given real investigators. They're paid to come and let us teach them. My investigator was Leah White. She's been here for two years and she taught me how to love a perfect stranger unconditionally. She's a Christian and it's safe to say that she hated (past tense) the Mormons. Through a series of events she decided it would be best to face the Mormons instead of move away from them. I don't know if Leah will ever allow God to love her or forgive herself but I know God loves her regardless and He's just waiting for her to ask for help!
We were able to go to the temple today! I was so grateful because we didn't get a chance to go last week because it was Memorial Day. The best thing happened when I was there.. A little old lady came up and said, "Do you need a hug from your mom?" So of course I couldn't say no to that! Every time I go to the temple my testimony grows in some way, it's amazing!
I've loved my time here at the MTC but I couldn't be more excited to get out into the field and get to work! I'm so excited to meet President Toone and his wife. I've heard great things! Thank you for all the love and support, it means the world to me! Have a great week! I'll be enjoying the hot sun of Arizona!