Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Year 1 - Letter 1 - MTC

Hola ustedes!

Good to hear from all of you guys!  The MTC has been great so far.  I have been blessed with a great companero Elder Larsen, who is from San Diego, but was raised in South Jordan.  He may think differently from me at times, but he is a great guy and i dont think i could have a better companion.  You guys wont believe who spoke in our devotional this Tuesday... Elder Marlin K. Jensen!  (the guy who spoke about the sacred grove during the CES fireside).  He was awesome!  He didnt have a planned talk, so its hard to summarise exactly what he said, but essentially he spoke on being a good missionary.  Some things he said were "This is not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Status".  We need to focus on what our calling is, not have ambition for others.  Another thing he talked about was a sister that served while he was a president in Rochester.  He said she was the "Open your mouth Queen".  She talked to everyone, to the point that she even got a referral from the attendant taking her boarding pass as she got on the plane.  I hope that i can be that good of a missionary!

Me and Elder Larsen have been teaching an investigator named Carlos.  He wasnt the easiest person to get involved in our conversation.  Yesterday however was completely different.  I felt the spirit so strongly, unlike anything i had really felt before.  Me and elder Larsen dropped our lesson plan, and when you have been speaking spanish for five days, that is a huge thing.  We were going to get him to pray, but we ended talking about the atonement, the book of mormon, and how prayer can help us to recieve a testimony of these things, as well as answer all of our questions.  It was an awesome experience!

I love you all!  I pray for you day and night!  Keep up on all of your personal studies of the Book of Mormon.  Ihave personally seen the power that it has in the conversion of people.  Its probably one of the best companeros i will ever have!

Yo se que Jesucristo es mi salvador personal.  yo se que el libro de mormon es la palabra de Dios.  Yo se que presidente Thomas S. Monson es una profeta.  Se que Jose Smith restora la Envangelio.  Se que familias para siempre. Yo se que Jesucristo vive.  En el nobre de Jesucristo, amen.
Elder Scott Turner Andrews
la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los santos de los ultimos dias

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