Oh btw I wanted to express my gratitude for the multitude of letters you have sent. i look forward every night to our dear elders! we live for them! and thanks so much for having dad write me, i was so excited! and he wrote alot too! I am so impressed with the testimony you are developing and how you are striving to feel the spirit. I share all my good news with my district and they are all so happy for me! even when they found out i got my package they all were super happy for me. i just love them. we all care so much about each other!
in my letter i told you how ive been part of the mtc choir cause my collega wanted to, eventually our whole district joined so we can get seats for the devotionals. well it payed off this week because AN APOSTLE CAME. M. Russell Ballard spoke to us all on Tuesday. i actually think you can look at byutv and see the mtc devotionals, if so, you will see me in the choir haha for the past few weeks. anyways he had a ton of super good quotes that i would like to share. first off, he expressed how insane it is that the lord relies on the youth! Mary was 14 when she had Christ, Joseph Smith was 14, Sam, David, us as missionaries! We are just kids going out and helping people have an eternal salvation with the families for forever and rescuing their souls. NO BIG DEAL. Anziano Sorensen pointed out that the apostles have the title of Elder and so do the missionaries. They have the same title as the apostles because they are sharing the gospel. It's huge!
"He's learning to trust us as we trust Him." "Remember you know an awful lot about the gospel of Jesus Christ." "You will not shrink 1 min from carrying out your work." "capture the vision of what you have to offer the world."
He also talked about how our generation will lead the church eventually and how we are the ones experiences all these changes and are being prepared to serve him in the future. I guess every week the apostles get together in the temple and pray for us. I think they do it on thrs :)
Last week the mission dept director spoke and said we are god's warriors. and to remember who's name we represent on our badge. HEAVY.
Man there's so much to share and so little timeeee!
Please continue to mail me these emails through dear elder, that was really helpful. I am excited to go out in the field and be able to have an hr to spend. BTW suitcases are 60 a pop, they are pretty nice and super lightweight! idk if i should get one or 2 and just leave my crummy ones here haha. let me know asap okay! time is flying by, only 2 and a half weeks left, maybe less. we find out next week our detailed travel plans. ahhhhhhh!!!!.
Ti Voglio Bene! Io so che questo vangelo e vero, Io sono molto felice per che lo Spirito Santo auita me ogni giorni.
Ciao! Sorella Gillette