Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Week 8-MTC

Buenos Dias!
This week I have been on fast track! I never believed that this week would ever come! Next week on Tues and Wed, my entire district is leaving me to go out and serve the Lord while I spend a hard core week learning about how to be a visitor center missionary. The sisters I have talked to who have done the visitor center training said it was the most intense week of the MTC. hermana Mitchelle said that she grew more her week doing that then she did in her entire MTC stay! I have met a friend that I will be doing it with though. Her name is sister Mckinney. She is actually going to the Hawaii Visitor Center with me on the 17th! She is an English speaker though so she has been here for about 3 weeks now. That just seems so weird to me! I honestly felt like I would be here forever and it’s so weird to me that people leave so soon! I'm excited though! I love how close to Christmas it is getting! there are a ton of lights up here at the MTC and I just sing Christmas carols all day long with hermana Dunn! Did I ever tell you that she has a beautiful voice? We are both altos but our voices go great together when we harmonize with each other:). Our whole district is planning on singing the EFY medley for our last Sunday here together. For some reason that is the Elder's favorite church song ever:). I loved the fireside this Sunday because we got to watch the 1st Presidency Christmas Devotional! I thought of you all as I was watching it. I can't tell you how happy it made me!

This week I feel like I have just grown so much! Its amazing to me how much I can learn here. Hno. Frey mentioned about how amazing it was that we are learning the things from him that he learned on and after his mission, and now we get to add on to that and just teach others these things and imagine how prepared the future missionaries will be with the knowledge that we share with them. It's so amazing how much the church is growing! This week I of course learned more about the atonement. Its amazing how much there is to learn about it! If you can, I highly recommend you look up a youtube video called Missionary work and the Atonement. I think that's the right one. If I’m right, that’s the one that has excerpts from two amazing talks by Elder Holland and Elder Nielson. It's pretty powerful. Salvation really is not a cheap experience. That is why missions are so hard. The Lord is going to let me suffer so I can learn what I need to learn. How grateful I am for that!

This church is so true! My testimony grows each day. Mi Espanol no es bueno, pero, yo se que puedo hacer todas las cosas por medio jesucristo. I know that the Atonement is real and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us so much and only want us to understand that and follow them! In Moses 6:63 it says that all things testify of Christ. If we are always thinking of Christ, imagine how that would change the world! Le amo este Evangelio and I love how much I am learning! I pray for you every day. I have added Grandma and Grandad to the list. We just always need someone to pray for I guess. I'm so glad Alexa is starting to feel better! I hope things work out in Arizona! So next week I think I am not going to be able to write until Friday because of my weird schedule. I am excited though because, I won't tell you which day, but I get to see the luz navidad at Temple Square next week! I'll blow you a kiss as I pass our exit. I love you all so much!

Les Amo,
Hermana Rowley (Shayla)

1 comment:

  1. Each week when I read Hermana Rowley's blog I see growth, along with her true desire to learn and apply what she learns so she can be an effective tool in the Lord's hands as one of His full-time missionaries. A mission is what you put into it and allow the Lord to mold and shape you - not always a simple task! I sense Hermana Rowley will give it her all! When we give our will to the Lord, He can work miracles and He has and He will continue to do so as we exercise faith in Him and in His atonement! She is a cutie besides :)