Wednesday, October 15, 2008

HERMANA DALY...loving the MTC!

> Time is flying by, it's crazy!! So I got the flu shot the first day I came here, but the cold bug went through all the Elders in our District and then finally came to me this week lol. It's just cold stuff though, not the flu so that's good...still annoying but fine haha.
> Anyway, it has been another good week! Just studying away. Our district has two teachers that come in each for about 2 hours and then the rest of the time we do personal study, companion study, or language study. The days feel long, but then at the end you don't know where the time went. I still really need to work at speaking in Spanish...its hard to know what tense you need when you start talking but I'll get there sometime. We are always teaching lessons - we are on Lesson 2 now. Luckily they are all still in English; we will get to Spanish in like a week and a half.
> Sundays are my favorite day because of all the meetings we get to go to and we get to walk to the temple. It was my first Relief Society meeting in the MTC and we had Martha Johnson from the General R.S. Board speak and it was so good!!! Basically the main thing she said was that we must do as God does, and to have His joy we must forgive, repent, and love. We need to give one another all our heart. Finally we are to prepare the way for Christ's return one heart at a time, and we also need to prepare ourselves for Him. She was just a great speaker. Then that night we had a great fireside on the power of prayer, and after the fireside is movie night. The main movie was The Testaments, which I love!!! Makes me cry everytime lol. And also whenever there were the parts about the guy and girl that love each other, all the missionaries were quite funny about it. You had to be there :) haha
> Then last night for devotional, Elder Scott came!!!! It was the best to have an Apostle speak to us. He talked about a lot of stuff, but focused a lot on the importance of the Spirit. One thing I really liked that he said was, "To reach a goal never before attained, one must do things never before done." I think that is true for everything, and especially right now in my life. My companion and I have all these goals and expect our selves to be perfect the first time we teach, but we need to realize that we must stretch ourselves and learn one step at a time. Heavenly Father will help us become who need to be, and we will need to take steps of faith and do things we have never before done. After Elder Scott finished, he asked who had never shaken hands of an apostle. Most of us raised our hands, and then he said he was going to stay and shake everyone's hand that wanted too!!! We were all so excited!!! So my companion and I were in the back so we just talked to each other for about an hour until the lines died down, and then we took our turn to shake the hand of an Apostle of the Lord. It was sooooo Amazing!!!! Elder Scott bore a powerful testimony, and told us the greatest and most effective service we could give to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, is to bear a powerful testimony of Them!! I am grateful to be the Lord's Missionary!!!
> I love you all!!! Thanks for all the love and support! Jordan and Jane...I just got your Halloween candy package ---- thanks so much!!!! Hope all is well!!!
> Lots of love,
> Hermana Daly


Ben N Nessa said...

Love that quote...thanks for sharing! :)

Bob said...

Thank you for another inspirational e-mail, Hma. Daly!

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