I hope you all have had an amazing week and that everything is going well for you wherever you may be. I will write these emails once a week to let you know about what is going in my life while I am serving my mission. All of them are meant to keep you guys updated on what is happening but they will also include the work that God is doing in my life and the miracles that I see and experience through Him.
Okay lets get started! The MTC is amazing!! I love it here. First day was just insane with the teacher speaking Italian the whole time and all of brand new missionaries being directed every which way to get settled in. It is incredible to experience that Spirit that is present here in the MTC. Thousands of missionaries giving up two years of their lives to serve God and serve their fellow men all over the world, it is truly a sight to see.
I have already taught 4 lessons in Italian to an investigator actor here in the MTC. I haven’t even been learning the language for a week and somehow through faith and the Holy Spirit I have had the ability to teach someone in Italian when I am barely able to say the name of our church in Italian under normal circumstances. I know it is because of Faith in God that the Spirit can help me through those lessons and I am able to teach Gospel doctrines, answer questions, and understand what our investigator is saying. I did not know how we would be able to do it and I still walk into lessons fearing how we will be able to teach and communicate clearly but the Spirit takes over in those lesson and it is absolutely incredible.
We learn so much everyday, whether it be in class, during study time, or from the weekly devotionals. There is never a moment that I am not learning something new and I love it. I can’t believe how much has happened and the work that God is doing in me to help me understand that no matter how hard I try on my own I will never be capable to speak the language with power to convert the people of Italy unless I give myself over to faith in Him and trust that He will show me the way.
I hope you all have an amazing week and I will update you next week!!
And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do. Nevertheless I went forth…
1 Nephi 4:6-7