Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Week Letter from Sean-MTC

hey there everyone! yet another gloriously davage p-day in provo, UT. This week was pretty ordinary i would say. All is well at the MTC... just looking forward to an amazing MTC thanksgiving.. yayy... haha no im excited it should be good, they usually have way good speakers such as John Bytheway etc. so hopefully we will get someone respectable. !!!!!!!!!!! so this last Tuesday devo we had Elder Russell M. Nelson!!! it was incredible, maybe even the highlight of my MTC experience. By far my favorite apostle. Thursday we had some more RC and TRC action and it went really well. Talked to a lot of cool people that are pretty much prime for having the Gospel taught to them. I talked to this one guy named Jesus from downtown Los Angeles. He was so excited to be getting a Book of Mormon and having the Missionaries come teach him. I had a ton of opportunities to testify so it was really helpful. Lots of stories of lots of people but ill just leave it at that. The TRC was great its the last time we get to teach the lessons in English.. we dont have TRC this thursday because of thanksgiving but the next thursday we will be teaching lesson one po polsku! so it should be an interesting experience. I'm pretty sure it won't be too difficult.. I do fear for my Elder Jones, languages don't come as quick to him so ive been trying to help him out, he should be alright. Other than that my life is pretty exciting. The days all mesh together and the only distinction i have between days is by remembering basketball games ive played. The Polish language is tough, there's really not much else to say about it.. but it is very do-able. Elder Jones and I were contacted on the way to dinner by a couple of Elders that are going China... needless to say i should count my blessings because. All of our Bulgarian Elders left at 5:00 this morning.. Elder Jones and I got them all checked out. Im pretty jealous, my day will come though. On Saturday we did an "airplane" contacting activity because most of our language zone (serbs, croatia, bulgaria, czech, etc) left or is leaving this week. It was pretty good times because they had the czech teachers pretending to be pilots (over the microphone) and stuardesses (spelling on that).. they also had the lights flickering half the time.. it was pretty tough to keep focus on contacting the person next to us.. especially when we had to do it in Polish. Sunday is always the best day of the week. Although ive been feeling kind of under the weather the past few days and Sunday was probably the worst of it... it might have something to do with the fact that i ate 15 coughdrops in 2 hours? Take my advice on this one and don't ever do that haha.. but all our meetings were way good.. Elder story and griffin should us the ropes of being zone leaders... our district got a new leader Elder Adams.. he's a stud. Brother bott .. yeah lysh the one that teaches at byu! came and spoke to us for our Sunday devo. He has incredible.. what a mountain of a man. He knows the scriptures back and forth and back again, thrice. It was pretty inspiring as he talked about the war that is being waged on both sides and how there has never been better organization and power both on the side of the Lord and the side of the adversary. After his talk, Sister Coles (one of 5 sisters) in my distict wanted to receive a blessing of comfort. We (4 Elders and the 3-some of sisters) went up to our class room and had a quick prayer (while walking to the room i had been praying with great "fervor" if you will that i would have the Spirit to help me know what to say if i was given the opportunity to give the blessing) She asked me to give it and needless to say my heart was pounding a bjillion miles an hour. But i knew the Lord would provide and He did, in a way that I've never felt before. It was the first time i've given a blessing and it was one of the few times in my life where the Spirit took control and i couldnt believe the things i was saying. It was the strongest I've felt the Spirit since ive been here, hands down.. so i just thought id share that with you. Ive had a pretty full and grateful heart since that point. Elder Jones and I went to the Temple this morning and did initiatories for the first time since we went through for our own initiatories. It was awesome, we each did 15 names and im now hardcore pumped for the rest of what will sure be a most exquisite prepartion day. thanks everyone that has written me! ill try to see if i can write a few of you today.. time is pretty tight though so i apologize if i dont get to it. ill try to send home either a memory card for my digital camera or a disk home because i cant upload pictures here.. I love you family have a great week.. happy birthday in a couple days mom!!! sto lat.. sto lat :-)