Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

Another great week at the MTC! Time is so weird here. It seems like I just wrote home but also seems like I have been here way longer than 9 days!

This weeks has been great! We woke up today to a fresh blanket of snow it is so beautiful out side! We were able to go to the temple again today, walking there was so neat, the snowfall was so peaceful. We go to the temple every p-day, we try to be there at about 7:10. Usually that is when most of our zone goes so that is fun. It is neat to be able to attend the temple as a missionary with other missionaries. Than we all eat together in the cafeteria at the temple.

Sœur Kelley and I have been teaching an Investigator this past week (really she is just a teacher). Her name is Nora. She is from Switzerland and only speaks French. She is the sweetest! The lessons went fine. We had to read everything off of a card ha but it was really a neat experience. It is pretty frustrating not being able to just say exactly what I feel and having to kind of bear my testimony by reading it off of a card but someday it will come. Sœur Ecloes (one of our teachers, actually she is Nora) shared a scripture with us last night that I love and really needed to hear. Moroni 7:33 “Et le Christ a dit: si vous avez foi en moi vous aurez le pouvoir de faire tout ce qui est utile en moi”. Such a comforting scripture! I know that if we have faith that we will be blessed and are able to do all things. 

Sœur Kelley and I are getting along SO well! I just love her! We are pretty similar in a lot of ways Personality, teaching styles, it has really been fun being her companion. 

We have devotionals every Tuesday where someone will come in and speak to us. This week was Elder Neil L. Andersen! It was so neat! He talked about being a witness of Christ. I really loved it! Here are just a few things from his talk that really stood out to me. 

   He talked about making sure that as we teach that we do not over complicate the gospel. That we make sure that we testify of the plain and precious truths. 

   "You can never have a deep conversion without Repentance" 

    "The doctrine of Christ is not just to be taught, but lived."

     "We all may be on different spiritual levels, but we can all find the strength to testify of Christ."

Such a neat devotional. All of my district and I are in the Choir, so we all sang in the Devo. We sang Oh how lovely was the morning. Such a Beautiful song! It was so powerful looking around and seeing all of these missionaries testifying of the restoration of the Gospel. 

After the Devotional, we went back to our classroom as a district with a member of our Branch Presidency and his wife, and we discussed the devotional and feelings or impressions that we had during the Devotional. I love our Branch Presidency and their wives! They are all so fun and sweet! Throughout the week, we all have to write talks on a topic that they gave us, on Sundays they announce over the pulpit who will be giving their talks all in french...Ha really it is great experience and I will have 6 talks ready and prepared for in the future :) You should start doing that dad! haha Just kidding :) Also on Sunday nights we can go watch a video that they are playing. There are about 7 to choose from. We went to one by Elder Bednar called the Characteristic of Christ. It is from a past MTC Devotional. I don't know if you can find it anywhere, but if you can I would definitely encourage you to watch/read it. I loved how he describes the characteristics of Christ. "That Christ turns out, when the natural man in you and me would turn in." He goes on to share really neat examples it is a really neat Devotional!

For the most part our schedule is the same from day to day. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday we wake up at 6 or 6:30 and go to the Gym. They offer a workout classes for the sisters starting at 6 so It just depends if we go to that or not :) after gym we have 30 minutes to get ready (the fastest 30 minutes of my day haha) then we go to breakfast in the cafeteria. After breakfast we have 4 hours of class time. Depending on the day we may have a teacher. Our teachers Frere Kellett and Sœur Ecoles, come in for one class block a day. If they are there we can only speak in French. We study language, doctrine, how to teach, things like that :) if they are not there, we have one hour of personal study, followed by one hour of companionship study and one hour language study (by yourself or with your companion). After that we go to lunch for about an hour and then it is back to class preparing for lessons or studying. Then dinner and back to a class block. It is good I've learned quite a bit! 

Tuesdays are a little different. We have a normal schedule in the morning but at 4:30 we have dinner so we can make it to choir practice. After Choir practice we have a Devotional at 7. That is the one that Elder Andersen came to! That particular devotional was broadcasted to all of the MTC's around the world.

Fridays are our P-days so we start out the day with going to the Temple. I love it! That has been really neat to have a weekly goal to attend the temple. Then we are free to email and do laundry until 6:40, then we have 3 hours of class. Usually one of our teachers will come to that class block. Also Friday is great because I get to hear from all of you! 

I'm so glad that everything is going well! It is so good to hear from you! Life is good I love it here at the MTC! Have a great week! 

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Sleep /Study

Branch 21 at the Provo, UT Temple

Camille and Kenzie Cluff at the MTC

Soeur Kelley and Soeur Wadsworth
in a Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Soeur Wadsworth with Soeur Kelley, 
Soeur Clark, and Soeur Robb

Winter Temple

Study Books

District G at the Temple

Lyon, France

Soeur Kelley and Soeur Wadsworth
Lyon, France

Soeur Kelley and Soeur Wadsworth

Jumping for joy!

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