I’ve made it through pretty much all of the MTC! I have just Saturday and Sunday left! It has been amazing and I’ve learned so much. I can’t wait until I’m in the field, but I’m going to miss the amazing spirit that prevails here.
This week we taught other companionships as if they were investigators. It was kind of weird at first, but also really fun. Two of our investigators were “college roommates” that struggled a lot with the Word of Wisdom and the law chastity. They were tough to teach, but it was great practice for the field.
On Thursday we spent the whole day in an infield training seminar. We learned a few new things in during the seminar like how to set certain lesson teaching goals and how to tell what needs improvement in the based on what the area book says. Overall it seemed a little longer than it needed to be, but maybe that is just because I’m so excited to leave for the field.
Besides those things, not much has happened this week, but I want to leave you with my testimony. I know that this church is true and that it was restored to this Earth through Joseph Smith. It is centered around Christ, and I know that through Him we can repent and be redeemed from our sins. God is our Heavenly Father, and He loves us all as His children.
Ether 12:27 says, “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”
This is so important to remember. When we face struggles in our life, when we feel insufficient, or when we feel overwhelmed we can always remember that Christ has suffered all this and more for us. He can always relate to our struggles, trials, and pains.
When we face the unavoidable trials in our life we can always remember D&C 121:7,8 “My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.”
I say this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Salute! Next time I email I’ll be in Italia!
P.S. Sorella Riley say hi to Sorella Russell, Sorella Reeber, and all the Romanian Missionaries for me, and Buon Fortuna in il MTC!