“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.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Week 3 - Provo MTC
a week. The days are starting to fly by. Which I'm alright with
because the MTC is pretty boring.
The language is coming right along. We've already
learned how to pray and bear testimony in Polish, and I memorized My Purpose in
Polish this week. It's definitely a very difficult
language to learn. The 7 cases Sam was talking about are definitely
challenging. Another hard thing is that there are about 5 words that I've
learned so far that sound like their English equivalent. It was a lot
easier for German in high school because you had so many words that sounded
familiar. But it's going alright. Still a long ways to go.
Our zone is really
small, and we are all going to different missions. It's kind of cool
because we get to know each other pretty well. All the languages are
pretty similar too. We've heard that once we learn Polish, it will be
pretty easy to understand Czech and Slovak, and we'll be able to kind of
understand Ukrainian and Russian. So that will be cool to try out with
Kade and Kaden once we are all home.
I've been reading the Book of Mormon a lot lately. I
started over 2 weeks ago, and I'm already into Helaman. It's going really
well. Probably my favorite part of the day. The scriptures are
I read Alma
31:38 this week, which talks about Alma, Amulek, and the sons of Mosiah and
their experience serving missions. That helped me a lot. Although difficult being away from right now, I feel that any adversity will pale in comparison
to the joy when I finally see investigators make changes in their lives.
For service, we just
kind of clean the buildings. We mopped last week, and this week we
switched out toilet paper. Nothing too bad.
On Sunday we had Jenny Oaks
Baker and her family speak and play music in our devotional and that was really
good. Then on Tuesday we had Joy D.
Jones, the Primary General President, speak. She talked about the love
God has for us, and how we show our love for Him through obedience. That
was really good too.
Anyway, things are going well. I hope you are all
doing well as well. I love you all, and would love to hear from
you! Have a legendary week!
Elder Jacob Richard
27 POL-WAR 2005
N 900 E, Unit 173 Provo,