Saturday, August 22, 2015

Week 5 Provo MTC

Soo yeahhh...
Elder Langeveld and I were made zone leaders on Sunday. Funn stufff. Busy, busy, busy. Were in charge of like 90 missionaries all going to the Philippines.

WE GOT OUR FLIGHT PLANS YESTERDAYYYYYY! We leave SLC at 7:30 am on September 3rd to San Francisco. We have about a 5 hour layover in SanFran, and then we have a gagillion hour flight to Hong Kong, and then to Manila. We will be spending 5 days in the Manila MTC before we head out to our missions. We will get to go to the Manila temple so I am stoked about that! 

So ready to get out of here.
Tagalog is really coming along this week. I can say a lot more and all the grammar concepts I can understand pretty well. I've memorized the missionary purpose and half of the First Vision in Tagalog. We skyped this Cool dude from Manila named Brother G. He is an English professor in Manila, and we taught him about having faith when we pray, we used the book of Enos. Whenever he spoke Tagalog we had no idea what on earth he was saying, speaks way too fast hahah.   Welllll Can't wait to get out of here haha! I've learned all the crazy Tagalog conjugations that they teach in the MTC already so just lemme leave!  

There are tons of people that I know here in the MTC. More and more people from DHills come to the MTC every week.

Another funny thing this week. On Thursday, one of the sister asked a really weird question about feeling like she is being a salesmen or something, and Brother Cobb was trying to explain to her how we must have no guile and no hint of priest craft, and she couldn't understand what was being taught, so Brother Cobb started getting super passionate and loud and teaching us out of the scriptures about how we can't have any guile, and we must be wise as serpents but harmless as a lamb or something like that. And he was teaching us that if we have any bit of priest craft, that we WILL GO TO HELL. Simple as that. He told that he knew missionaries who did that in the field, and that once you become a skilled teacher it will become a temptation to use priest craft, especially when the investigator are jerks, or they want to bible bash. Scary stuff, but very cool.

Favorite scripture this week... 1 Nephi 7:12- "Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him."  If we align our will with the Lord's, Anything is possible, IF we have faith in him.

 May daan, Ang daan ay ni Jesucristo at ni Jesucristo lang. Ipili po si Jesucristo, May pananampalataya po na ipapagaling  Niya Kayo sa pamamagitan ng pagbabayad-sala Niya. Ito ay patotoo ko. Sa pangalan ni Jesucristo, Amen.
-Elder Andersen 

Here's the zone we're in charge of. That's me with my arms in the air:

Chelsea here (Gabe's Mom). I saw this picture on Instagram. One of my favorite instagram/bloggers ever. Stephanie Nielsen (Nie Nie) and her husband Christian volunteer in the MTC and I had really hoped Gabe would get the chance to meet her. Looks like I got my wish! That's him pointing at his eye :) Weirdo. He definitely knows how to make sure we can see him. Haha!

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