Friday, July 8, 2016

Week 1.5 MTC Great Spirit & Teaching Experience - 7/8/2016

Great Spirit & Teaching Experience

This week has definitely been a week to remember... there are two highlights from this week that I wish to share, one is Elder Bednar's talk about the character of Christ, and the other is Elder Jensen's talk about faith.
I have felt the spirit so strongly this week (Galatians 5:17) especially when I auditioned to play the piano and played a poor way faring man of grief (Doctrine and Covenants 25:12). There is a certain spirit to music that is indescribable, and godly

Here are just a few things I learned in Elder Jensen's talk. To have more faith we must first understand it and how it works. The greater our faith the more useful we can be to the LORD, and lastly I learned that there are different levels of faith, but most importantly only after we have faith, do we receive miracles (Ether 12:12).
In Elder Bednar's video, the character of Christ talk he talked about how it never is about us, and it really isn't. He said that to become stronger you must never do things for yourself, that that is what Christ did. He said, that as a missionary, it should never be about you. It should never be "I want to have this many bla bla bla," he said to never think "I, I, I," and that if we do that, we will never have success. 

We also started Teaching our investigators this week it is hard at first but because of it I have felt the spirit so much more like I said before. we also were able to randomly talk to a man from China and he is one of the many investigators that we are able to teach at the M.T.C. I love having the spirit guide the lessons that Elder Gubbay and I teach (yes I figured out his brother is Elder Johnson's companion before I looked at my emails). In one of the lessons I was loosing the guidance of the spirit and I prayed and was able to teach so much more effectively. you have to seek the spirit for it to be with you. I have also learned that teaching people that never had a concept of God is very very hard. You have to first explain God, but then have them understand why it matters for them to have God in their life...

I also got my Chinese name badge and I am really happy cause it is getting official! (that I'll be on the other side of the world)
only now am I starting to see the blessings of the atonement of Jesus Christ throughout my entire life. I realized that he was there for me when I was in second grade learning English, he was there for me Junior year when I was struggling, and he was there all the other times I do not remember. So I challenge you all to see Jesus Christ in your life and to pray(Isaiah 53:3-5) (Alma 32:27), and to watch these two videos, especially the second one. 

I kind of feel bad not writing as much as I could, but my thoughts are all over the place, and its hard to write about everything, but I am reminded of the scripture in 1 Nephi 6:3 "And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be written upon these plates, for I desire the room that I may write of the things of God."

Finally I close with this scripture and it is what I want to say (if only I wrote these words haha :) ) but in Mosiah 2:41 it says "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it." (the spacing is being wierd) but remember that the things I say are true, and that if you follow the commandments of God, you will be blessed

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