"These are the days never to be forgotten" This comes from the end of Joseph Smith History when Oliver Cowdery bore his testimony. Our teacher told us this compared to right now and our missions and I could not agree more. This has been the best two weeks of my life. I can't put enough emphasis on that!!!!! I have loved it here and do and don't want to leave. But one thing that I have learned from the time I got my call to now is that God really does answer prays. He has anwsered so many prayers while I have been here and they have been about things that really don't matter towards my salvation but just make me happy. I make a list.
1- My call: I was so scared about where I was going but when I found out Africa I about died.
2- Amazing Companion: Well he answered this prayer because Elder Ward is truly amazing and I am so thankful for him.
3- A companion that runs: This made me so happy. We talk about running all the time and how great it is. He tells me about his brother who is like super good. We did the mile challenge here and Elder Ward was 1 second off of the record ofI ran a which I thought was pretty good for how in shape I am.
4- Pictures with people I know: I wanted to see and get pictures with so many people I knew. But I never ever saw them till I asked specifically to see them then I saw them 15 to 30 minutes later.
5- Shake Elder Sitati's hand: So Elder Sitati from the seventy spoke and he talked about Africa because he grew up in Kenya. So afterward I really wanted to talk to him and shake his hand and he stayed afterward so I got to.
6- Sister from Uganda: So on 4th of July they had all countries represented here take their flags around and there is a sister from Uganda. So I prayed to see her here sometime so I could talk to her. Well he answered my prayer not 15 minutes later when her and her companion stood right behind us for fireworks. So I learned quite a bit about Uganda and how amazing it will be.
7- Travel Plans: So I was praying that I would actually be leaving this week and I received my travel plans last Wednesday which totally made my day.
8- That I would love the MTC: I don't think I really need to answer this one. :)
9- Carrot Cake: I just really wanted some so I said it would be super nice. Well in the cafeteria there was some and this just made the day so much better. I almost cried. : )
So God truly does answer prayers and I know that he does it for everyone. All you have to do is pray to him and ask. So one thing that I learned at thedevotional from Sister Sitati was to always have HOPE!! I loved this because it is so true. I have hoped for so many things and it really touched me. They were amazing speakers. But I love this place. The MTC will change your life so always remember to turn outward.
P.S. Also running is the scriptures so it is a sport of God. 3rd Nephi