Once again my time here at the MTC has been truly amazing!
Me and Elder Forsyth taught our first investigator last Friday in Espanol. After an awesome meeting with Natalia we immediate thanks our Heavenly Father for the gift of tongues. It is real, and I know our blessing has been predicated by our obedience. She quickly accepted the gospel teaching and committed to a baptism date on July 28!
'The most important of the Lord's worked you will ever do will be within the walls of your own homes" President Harold B. Lee
We were shown this quote on Saturday and it really helped me realize how blessed I have been in this life. My family is amazing and I'm so grateful for the teachings I was able to learn inside of my own home, they are the reason I am here today. This past Sunday was the most spiritually packed day I have ever experienced. In Sacrament today we were able to witness the reuniting of Sister Price and a women she was able to help convert to Christ on her mission more then 25 years ago! This certain sister is here at the MTC being trained to be a new Mission President. The following sacrament meeting was very special as Hermana bore her testimony on Missionary work and the wonderful message we are bringing to the families of the world. The power of Music is real! My companion and I were able to attend the first MTC choir practice, Brother Eggett was the conductor and expressed a touching testimony on the script we sang. "Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer" No matter the size of the approaching wave, our Savior, Jesus Christ will stand tall in front of the raging waters. The devotional meeting that night was given by Brother and Sister Littlefield, I was able to learn more about the importance of maintaining a Positive Attitude here in the mission field, by Eliminating ALL Self-Defeating Behaviors. That night we were also able to watch a previous devotional given by our beloved David A. Bednar, this devotional was the most amazing hour of the day and I challenge each of you to try and watch it through LDS.org if available. In it he challenges us to purchase a classic blue Book of Mormon write a question down, and then read from cover to back marking passages that pertain to our question. Over time we should have an entire library of Book of Mormons filled with answers pertaining to our lives. Me and Elder Forsyth accepted the challenge and began reading with the intent of "How do we best fulfill our Entire Missionary Purpose?" pg. 1 of PMG "Everything in the conversion process must happen to you before it happens to the investigator, EVERYTHING!" read in with the powerful voice of Elder Holland. This message was shared with us on Monday and immediately put an extra energy in our rooms perspective of why we are here. The Salvation of the investigator is at stake; make sure you are prepared, worthy, and listening to the Holy Spirit to help the Investigator come closer in conversion to Jesus Christ. Tuesdays devotional was shared by Elder and Sister Nash of the Seventy, in listening to the spirit I was able to come up with a sentence that hopefully summarize's the teaching of his talk. "Maintaing an ETERNAL perspective will help set a path in our day to day endeavors, by increasing the drive for exact obedience and diligence in studying" We put this quote up on our wall to help us remember why we are here on this Earth and where we are going. In the Evening on Sunday I made the comment to my companion that it felt like we were 'In a Different World' The MTC is truly an amazing place! The Disney Land for missionaries where gospel attractions and spiritual food stands can be found at every turn. Make sure you are strapped in and keeping strict Obedience (and your arms and legs inside the vehicle) to allow your spirit to be fed the teachings of our Savior, even Jesus Christ. Wish I could write more, thanks for all of your prayers they are felt every hour.
Love, Elder Larsen #ArgentinaBound