Well the time is flying by and now we are left to only a few weeks left here in the good ole MTC! I think that the second coming could happen and you still wouldn't hear about it here! Haha but it's good that way we stay more focused! the language is coming along just fine, some days i really get and then other days I would rather not learn a concept that blows my brain but the work must go on!
The MTC is so cool because if you want, you can have 24/7 access to the spirit! The spirit here is super strong and i noticed that when we went to California, it was a different spirit! But the spirit here has the power to change lives as it is changing mine right now! It is a blessing and something that I've taken for granted my whole life!
Yesterday we did our TRC but this time it wasn't with a person in the MTC. This time we got to Skype someone in Finland! Her name is Oona and she live in Turku! It was so awesome! She served a mission in France and now teaches French in school! we taught her the restoration adn every time you talk about the Joseph Smith story and recite the account the spirit comes in an instant! Same with asking if our Heavenly Father really loves us. We were in a lesson teaching our investigator and my companion asked if she felt God loved her and could help her. She said no. My heart dropped! this was the first time that I was actually told by someone that they think God does not love them and He can't help them. WHAT A LIE! God's whole plan is about us and HELPING us to be able to live with him again! I know this because when she said that it made me think, well do i really know if He does? Do I really know if He can help me? So i did what you are supposed to do, study it, ponder it and then pray about it. The answer brought tears to my eyes not once but twice, on separate occasions! But it doesn't even stop there, everything that happens to me i can see a little bit of his plan for me and seeing his plan for me how can i not feel His love?
Fiesta Night at the MTC
But don't get me wrong this week wasn't all sunshine and roses. I quickly became aware that i was the least intelligent in our district, when it comes to grades, college completion and tests. I found out my companion took the ACT fell asleep during it and still got a 30. Retook it and got a 34, another girl got a 29 and was embarrassed by it. It quickly became clear to em that i was not as qualified to learn Finnish or even represent our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Even with these feelings of being under qualified i know that whom the Lords calls, He qualifies! I can not wait to see what He has in store for me! i can not wait to see what He has in store for all of you too!
Now that i have concluded my pitty party, the MTC is actually super fun, if you have the right people! My district is so funny! None of us are a like but we somehow all get a long and we have so many laughs! I am actually going to be really sad when we get to Finland and get split up! Everyone in my district has taught me something and for that I am grateful! Pranks aren't aloud here so we call them jokes, and boy do we have a lot of jokes! We are always laughing! I think it is impossible to have bad day in our district because they are all so good at picking each other up and turning everything into a fun situation! we also had our weekly fiesta night last night which is always good! That's all for now! I love you all so much!
P.s. I am following up on last weeks email. How have you seen the Saviors hand in your life?
Elders in our Zone. Fins on the Top Row and Hungarians on the Bottom Row.