Thursday, July 4, 2013

Week Five

Hello all! Sziasztok!
Well, this week has been a lilttle crazy. Crazy in that nothing out of the ordinary happened! Normally, there is some crazy thing happening at the West MTC campus! But not this week. All is well, and I hope all is well with you.
So a couple really cool things happened to me, like last week, one of our teachers gave a spiritual thought about our divine origin, and keeping our heads up. Well, that night, or the next day. I do not really know, time is all screwy here haha. Anyway, one of the elders in our disctrict and I shared that same message, with our testimonies, to some new missionaries in our zone. And it was incredible how much I felt the Spirit. I thought I enjoyed the thought when the teacher gave it, but it was so much more powerful to me when we got to share it. It just goes to show how truly powerful this message can be when we are only thinking of the service and well-being of those around us, those who might not have as much as we haven enjoyed in this life.
Another cool thing was that one day I was reading my scriptures and came across a verse that I just fell in love with, which was Mosiah 4:20. Mostly it was because it perfectly summed up how I felt right then when I read it: that I was so joyful and my heart so full that I could not find utterance. I just felt like my heart was overflowing, and no words could express the incredible joy that I had. I felt true joy because of this gospel. And continue to feel it each day! Anyway, the next day, one of my teachers had a little interview with me, to see how things were going. Well, after it was over, she decided to share a verse with me--the same verse (and the next one) that I had just fallen in love with the night before!! It was truly a miracle in my eyes to see how in-tune with the Spirit we both were. And the Spirit when she shared it was incredible. SO peaceful and calming.
So every day, we get to teach "investigators" which is just our teachers, acting as someone they remember from their mission. So when we went to go teach, we started out, and it was a really cool lesson! Well, I guess András (the investigators name) didnt think so! In the middle of the lesson, he was totally dozing off!!! I even remember saying his name, "András." His eyes were shut. He did not even respond. It ws so bad, I was so close to just bursting out laughing at him and the whole situation!! Luckily, I just kept my cool, and acted like I did not even see it. And I though that was the end of it. NOPE! The next investigator, Péter, was in a lesson, and, right in the middle, was dozing off! He would answer a question for us, then we would talk a little bit, and he would already be dozing off!! Hahaha, good times.. I just hope that doesn't happen in the field! haha.
SO here at the MTC, I have been able to learn a lot. One of the things I have learned is about the Bible. Sometimes, it seems like Bible prophets are way harsh, and all doom and gloom, talking about Hell and being destroyed and what not. And that actually kinda bugged me for a while. Then I was thinking about it one day. And I realized why. It so vitally important for us, in this life, to see and understand the necessity that for us exists to repent, and to rely on the power of the Atonement. If we choose not to use it, it doesn't hurt anyone else but us. It is so crucial for us to understand that we have a literal need for Jesus Christ. Without Him, none of this would even be able to be thought of. And as hard as that is to wrap our heads around, I know it's true. I know that sometimes it is hard to rely on someone saying "I know" because we don't know for ourselves. So I encourage you all to ask God. Find out for yourself if God is there, has a plan for us, and if the Atonement really is the one-fits-all solution to all our problems. Becasue I did, and now I know. But I know that just reading that or hearing that from some kid doesn't mean nearly as much as feeling it for yourself. So go ahead and try Moroni's promise. Mert tudom, hogy Isten válaszol a kérdéseinkre. És Isten hallja minden imáinkat. És amikor Isten beszél, hallgassunk Neki.
Well, that's my week in a nutshell. Hope all is well. Love you all.
Sok sok szeretettel, 
Much love,
Elder Flake

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