Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Letter 2.12.14 - Provo MTC West

Favorite scripture is D&C 67:10 -

“And again, verily I say unto you that it is your privilege, and a promise I give unto you that have been ordained unto this ministry, that inasmuch as you strip yourselves from jealousies and fears, and humble yourselves before me, for ye are not sufficiently humble, the veil shall be rent and you shall see me and know that I am—not with the carnal neither natural mind, but with the spiritual.”

So I love the MTC still. Its great here. Today I went to the temple and I learned a lot about the love that Heavenly Father has in this world for us. It was great. I love when I see Heavenly Fathers love for his children. We came up with a great way to help investigators understand His love on a little deeper level. We simply ask the investigators, "What was it like to hold your children in your arms for the time? What did you feel?" It is such a uniquely different experience for everyone and its personal. people can feel a spiritual kind of love that far surpasses that of everyday love. It really helps paint a picture for them and invites the Spirit. 
The older Hermanas in the district above us are leaving on Monday. Last time this happened with the Elder District the MTC felt very empty. We've gotten to know them really well and its gonna be tough to say goodbye. 
There's not much I can think to write right now. Currently we have 1 investigator named Alfredo who feels that he is unworthy of repentance. It is pretty frustrating cause no matter how great the lesson is he flat out refuses to do the commitments. Our second investigator Natalie dropped us because she is now the homeroom teacher of the new Hermanas that came in this P-Day. We are doing TRC now. TRC is where members who speak the language and are taught as themselves or as an investigator. We got Gabriel. Hes very accepting and is well on his way toward "baptism". 
Lately we have been getting chastized by everyone in the MTC who doesn't have authority to do so. Teachers come in and make fun of our lessons because its not what they would've done in the field. So because it's not their lesson, we are doing it wrong. Also everyone pulls the "whos name do you wear on your nametag" card. an elder asked his companion to throw a snowball at him, (Elder Shumway loves snow) and we were all chastized because Jesus wouldn't have throw a snowball. Thank you lunch lady for your all knowing wisdom. It was very hard to not want to argue or say something snappy, but we withheld our comments and moved on. Elder Miller wasn't happy the rest of the day. 
I really do love it here. but I know there will come a day when its time for me to leave and begin the real work. im learning the language pretty good. The different tenses are a struggle for me. But it's coming. Teaching is always a great experience. The Spirit is a very awesome and powerful companion. I'm being stretched in ways I never thought possible. I love it. I wonder what life will be like when I get home at times. Movies, songs, the world, and especially the people. Please write me. the extra support really helps. I'm sorry if it takes me some time to reply. I'm only allowed to write on P-days. I get one hour for email which is the time I spend on writing this email. and i write hand written ones throughout the day. the SD card and a description on the pictures is in a letter on its way home now. I love hearing what good things are happening in everyones lives. I love it all. 
Yo se que nuestras familias puede ser eternas. Pero usted necesita trabajar todas dias. yo se que Padre Celestial sabe toda bedicones que nosotros necesitamos. mi espanol is no muy bueno. pero venira. estoy agradecido por El Espiritu Santo y el don de lenguasy caridad. Orare por este don especialmente. Caridad es tres cosas. Amar de Cristo, amar por Cristo, y amarando otras personas come Cristo. yo se que este ser verdad. En el nombre de Jesucristo Amen. 
I know that our families can be together forever. But we need to work all day. I know that Heavenly Father knows we need all bedicones. My Spanish is not very good. but it's coming. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit and the gift of charity lenguasy. I will pray especially for this gift. Charity is three. Love of Christ, love for Christ, and Christ amarando other people eat. I know this to be true. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

-Elder Neider

1 comment:

  1. So glad that you are enjoying the MTC experience! It's an amazing place. That's neat that you get to go to the temple too. There are so many facets of missionary work. Being patient, and not frustrated with people, who won't listen, and who are in a different "place", and aren't interested in the most important message in the whole world, learning to get along with difficult people, etc etc. the list goes on!! But it's what helps you grow and become stronger. Know that we are saying prayers for you every day, and that we love you and support this great mission you are on! You are a gooda boy! Love you heaps! G&G in Idaho