Saturday, December 17, 2016
Week 8 - Provo MTC
Things are going pretty well here at the MTC. I'm still learning a lot of the language and making progress in the New Testament. I'm through the book of Luke now.
I've played a lot of basketball this week with another elder in my district, Starszy Erickson. It's been a nice break from class.
Our speaker for our Tuesday devotional was none other than Elder Holland. The myth. The legend. It was so good. He talked about the importance of the Book of Mormon in our lives, and he also had us read through Alma 26 and he related it all to missionary work. When we read verse 27, he talked a lot about the trials and afflictions we face, not just on a mission but in all of our lives. He said that this life isn't easy because salvation isn't a cheap experience. It wasn't easy for the Savior of the world, so why should it be easy for us? He said that the road to salvation goes through Gethsemane, figuratively speaking, for each of us. It was super awesome. My favorite quote was when he was talking about how our missions should change each of us forever, and he said something along the lines of "If you come home from your mission unchanged, I won't threaten you. I'll just choke you." It was such an awesome devotional. I'll never forget that experience of listening to Elder Holland spit fire from the pulpit.
We also got our flight plans yesterday. I'll be leaving here on the 27th, and I'll fly from Salt Lake to Amsterdam, then from Amsterdam to Warsaw. Pretty exciting.
But yea it's been a good week.
Well I love you all, and hope you have a legendary week!