“The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.” Joseph Smith, Jr.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Week 1 - Provo MTC
days into my mission, and I've already learned a lot. Still have much to
learn, but it's a good start. Learning Polish is really challenging, but
it's really cool to use. My companion's name is Elder Wojcik, and he's
pretty cool. He's from Washington. So we're probably going to be
here 9 weeks, so we'll leave right after Christmas. Seems like a long
time to be here haha. Yesterday,
we taught our first lesson in Polish. We taught a guy named Marcin.
It went better than we expected. As my dad told me before I left, this is all
like drinking out of a fire hose. Just trying to remember as much as I
can. My spiritual thought this week comes from a missionary in our same
building. I don't remember his name, but the first night we were here, he
came to our room and encouraged us. He talked about the 1/3 host of
heaven that rejected God's plan and are now here on the earth without bodies,
tempting us. He said that "the last place they want you is here, and
they're going to attack you". That got me thinking about life in
general. When we are doing good things, we face more resistance and
challenges from Satan and his followers, but as we rely on the Lord, we will
receive strength to rise above these hard times and be blessed. I know
this gospel is true. I love you all, and can't wait to hear from
you! Have an awesome week!
Starszy Hadfield Elder Jacob Richard Hadfield DEC 27 POL-WAR 2005 N 900 E, Unit 173 Provo, UT 84602