21 Swear Words in one week at the MTC......June 2, 2010
It's not as bad as it sounds, as you will see. I can't even imagine trying to distinguish between 7 tones. I don't even know what a tone is! Sad. Jefrey is doing great! Still not feeling great, but hanging tough. As I have been having my own "Pity Party," I read the quote Jeffrey sent about missionaries. "Missionaries leave their families for 2 years, so they can bring families together for the eternities." Pretty much sums it up..... Love that Elder!!!!!!!
"One of the great processes you go through in life is to discover yourself, to find those gifts and capacties god has given you. He has given you great talents the smallest part of which you have just begun to utilize. trust the lord to assist you in unlocking the door to those gifts. Some of us have created imaginary limits in our minds. There is literally a genius locked up inside of each of us. Dont ever let anyone convince you otherwise"
What a great quote one thing that we have been focusing on is talents this week and how we need to use them to our best ability. It doesnt have to be sports, or music, or politcal debates, it can be from the way you smile towards people to how well you can listen and talk to them. You need to start using the talents you have been given more often. If not he will take them away from you one by one.
Storms are what make us strong. Smooth sailing forever is for the weak. Storms build Faith. Study history. During prosperity people become wicked and prideful and weak in faith. During trials people become strong in their faith for we are more compelled to turn to the Lord for help and hepend on him for our strength. - Sister Richey
How true is that. And never be afraid to turn to the lord for ANYTHING HE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU THOUGH MATTER WHAT CHOICES YOU ARE MAKING IN LIFE HE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.
My compaionship was rocky this week haha bless our hearts. We gave our first lesson in cantonese and i said 21 different swear words because my tones were and still are way off. Yeah the investigator i was teaching didnt reall ylove that. Its funny now and i thought it was funny than because i had no idea but my companions were a little bit upset. Oh well. We heard a talk from Brother Foster last night at devotional and it was by far my favorite. He tied in with it a lot of science applications. It was so sick, but one that that he said that really stook out to me was. " Heavenly Fathers hears every single prayer you say, just know that he doesnt answer them to your time he answers them on his time, be patient it might be a week, a year, 50 years, it may be even after this life that you will recieve that answer."
Scripture of the weeks: D&C 98:1-3
The power of prayer is amazing. Its true and he is always there for you though matter what. He loves you as an individual and wants you to get ot know him.
What have you done today to better achieve the celstial kingdom? whos lives have you impacted? are you achieving the goals and dreams you have put before yourself? What are you doing to be more like christ and follow in his footsteps? what can you do better? and why are you still not doing what you are here on earth to do? Never give up. Pressforward with a stead fast in christ.
" A missionary leaves his family for two years, so that he can bring families together for eternities"
I love you all and hope all is well. Keep writing me!