Monday, January 31, 2011

I wonder if Elder Marsh loves his mission so far? :-)

Hey, Darling Mother!
I sent off letters to the girls and to dad, but you get an email because I know you freak out :) I love this place so much. As excited as I am to get out to Mexico, I know the Lord puts us in the MTC for specific reasons. I learn so much every single day. Like how to get a long with any type of person. My companion, Elder Hansen and I have a great companionship. I talk to much, and he hardly talks at all! :) but that has proven to be a problem when we are teaching lessons, because the TWO testimonies are better than one. But Three is best, that's why I love the Holy Ghost so much. There are specific times I remember teaching pretend investigators and every word I say is NOT my own. But from the the Holy Ghost. If Father has a message he wants someone to hear, He is going to make sure they hear it. Even if it's in broken Spanish. Speaking of Spanish, I LOVE it. It is evident that it is put together better than English ;) I still can't get the same Spirit in my Spanish scriptures, but it is coming! I love the language. There are days (when I understand I'm learning it for the investigators in Mexico) that it just comes easily. When the Spirit is teaching me. But there are still things that throw me way off. Like the dang Subjunctive forms! Dad, send me some pointers. OH MY GOODNESS! Before I forget, ELDER HOLLAND came to speak last week! Did I already tell you this? I don't rememeber if I wrote in my my journal or in a letter. Anyways, it was SO AMAZING! There is a (basically) legendary discourse (there is my Spanish coming out. Their words just make more sense.) Anyways, legendary discourse that he gave years ago that everyone watches when they are here. Well, he came and gave basically the same one. But this one was tailor fit to what I needed to hear. I have PAGES from that discourse in my study journal. He closed with an extremely spiritual recount of when the Savior came back and found Peter fishing again. Even as I type this, I feel the Spirit in my heart. So the Savior basically told Peter that he can't go fishing again. He can't go home again. The work was his calling for the rest of his life. As. Is. Mine. I love that I have a God who trusted me to come out here and help is precious sons and daughters find the truth. I'm going out to help the Lamanites. Alma, Ammon, Aaron, Omner, and Himni started the work hundreds of years ago. And here I am continuing it. God loves us all so much. He work and glory is to make us eternal. And to live with him. How amazing is that?? I'm so glad I have all of you in my life. I'm so glad to have people who love me. The human heart has a nearly infinite capacity to love. Remember what it was like when I was a baby? Imagine how our God feels when we testify of him and understand all he has done for us. This Gospel is true. We have a Prophet. And I have an amazing family. Never, ever forget the power of the Atonement and all it can do. I love you.

Elder Marsh

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