Saturday, July 18, 2009

Attended a Funeral...

Posted 7/14/09 - This week, like all of the others, has been great! All of the firesides, devotionals, class time, LGM's, MDT, and any other acronym you can think of, has been great, and helped me more! Last tuesday night's devotional was amazing! Elder Angel Abrea, from the 1st quorum of the 70 spoke to us. (I might be a little biased, because he is from Buenos Aires!! :D...) Anyways, that devotional was great, and even better than that, was the district meeting that we had after it. The district meeting is to discuss what we heard, and the spirit was so strong. Elder Hales said something that really stuck with me. He said: "You may not be able to have a testimony 100% solid that you know that Jesus Christ lives, but you can definitely, without dispute, have a testimony of the fact that the spirit has witnessed to you, and you have felt it in your heart, that Jesus is the Christ, and that he suffered for our sins."I think it relates back to Elder Boyd K. Packer's talk "candle of the lord" from like 1982, where he relates the story of him being on a plane, and somebody asking him how he can know that god lives without having ever seen him, then Pres. Packer asked the man to describe salt to him, as if he had never tasted it...There are just sometimes not enough words in the english language to describe the things that we know.
Hermano Vance has also been a great influence this week. Since it was our half way week, we set some district goals, and made a covenant, as a district, with the lord. We set things that we want from our experience here in the MTC, and also made a list of things that we were doing, that we were willing to sacrifice so that we could receive those things that we wanted. I think it has made a big change in our District.
Yesterday, w/ Hermana Johnson, we had a funeral for English. Again, because it is our half way week, we are now ONLY speaking spanish. I think that this is definitely going to help us learn faster the things that we need to know to be more successfull.....I love you all,Have a great week.
Elder Denton
P.S. One of my new favorite scriptures...and sort of a motto for my mission: 2 Timothy 2:10

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