Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Last Week at the MTC

So Im approaching my last week at the MTC here are some spiritual things Ive learned

1. The Book of Mormon is amazing and we have prophets to guide us in these latter days. The Book of Mormon was translated and printed by a prophet and we have a prophet to guide us and help us to come closer to Christ. Isint that amazing I guess this is a bit more of God Loves us so much that he has given us what we need to come back to him and he helps us find it. 

3. We can pray for anything. This week all of my prayers have been answered. To the point where Im now praying to know what I need to pray for. Its amazing that we have a Hevanly Father that loves us and want to bless us and answer all of our prayers. 

4. Be Obedent. It seems to be a common theme in a lot of talks about how we have to be exactly obedient. But also this week D&C 130:20-21 has popped up a lot. "21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated." Basically if you want blessings you have to follow commandment connected to the blessings. 

And some not so spiritual things Ive learned

1. Don't bring hangers to the MTC. There a waste of space and they cost 4-8 cents in the book store.

2. Be an international arrival! Its amazing the perks include...
  • Meet all the international arrivals because you show up a day early and have instant friends anywhere you see them
  • Making people think ur fluent in another language (Si, soy fluent.... Asi Asi)
3. Dont drink the Orange Juice. Here is my conspiracy theory over the Orange Juice. The MTC Department of Research (actually found their office in the basement of a random building) is working on a formula to make a generation of Super Missionaries. Right now they testing new formulas in the Orange Juice. They have these underground tunnels that connect the buildings so they can hide all of their secret laboratories and conduct other test... Basically when I find something new about the MTC I try to connect it to the Orange Juice Conspiracy. Its a fun mental game. 

And on a more "here is what I did this week" note; I got to go to the SLC Temple which was amazing. I also got to go to the LDS Humanitarian Services and make a quilt. It was so nice to do normal service for an hour (at the MTC we have 2 hours of service a week but it basically means 2 hours of cleaning the MTC). Also I was amazed at how much the Church does to help with their service. One of their three purposes is to help people to become self sufficient so most of their project help people achieve that along with helping them. We also got to see the visitor center and the conference center and the Tabernacle. It was so cool to see all those places.  

My temporary companion for the day was from Mexico. So I got to practice a bit of my spanish with him. 

This week I broke my glasses. Sad day. But on the bright side I got to go off campus to get new ones. What was really awesome is people would say hi to us. We ran into a senior couple serving a stay at home mission (new pilot program) and someone offered to pay for our lunch (we had to decline because we eat at the MTC). We also got some planing done for our investigators which was great. 

Thanks for all of ur prayers and help.

Elder Flickinger