Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fire Nation

We've determined everyone's bending element (I'm Air and my comp is Earth...)

I got to play in Church this week and it turned out amazing. Ill try to attach a video of me practicing. Im going to try to play all three songs this week so lets hope it goes well. Some of our presidency is leaving this week and its our second to last week so we will be playing "God be with you till we meet again" But I was I nailed "Come Follow Me"

So my companion has found out that I have a small obsession with rice. This week I have going through rice withdrawal but them the cafeteria had TERIYAKI BURGERS!!! which means more importantly TERIYAKI SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!! which means even better things can be made like rice and teriyaki (I feel like I may have gotten carried away with caps lock there for a little). 

So this week I felt amazing after doing a slamming job of playing the piano that it's time to pick up the violin again. The good news is that it's like riding a bicycle and I haven't forgotten a thing. The bad news... I was never good at playing the violin. So basically we compared it to the three degrees of glory. I was Telestial, my companion is Terrestrial and the sister from the other zone is Celestial because she plays so good (like how are you not a pro). So lets just say Im going to be sticking to the piano for a while.

This Tuesdays devotional we had the relief society president talk (thats whats happens when you have more sisters in the MTC then elders) She gave a great talk on how we are disciples and I went to share a scripture so I got put on the gumbo screen (it was so scary, i thought i saw my dork dot back on my nametag) Near the end one thing that she said that really stuck to me was "We all begin somewhere, we start where we are and move forward" I think that that is a great quote for us as missionaries and as we help investigators to come unto christ. We all are starting somewhere, no matter where that is, its great when we start moving forward. 

Also I now have a new favorite scripture. Is Moroni 8:26 "And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love, which love endureth by diligence unto prayer, until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with God." Isint that a great scripture. I love how it also touches on some of the points in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism, Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Endure to the End) I love how it also brings up how we must pray diligently and how it references the Plan of Salvation by stating that we will then dwell with God when the end comes. 

-Elder Flickinger