Hey fam bamily :) I was hoping that i would have an email from you today :( ah thats okay. I am sure this week has been crazy with cheer tryouts and such. How did it go? Love you ashie. You are so gosh dang beautiful. I have a picture of you guys hanging up on my closest and all my roommates just think you are so gourgeous. So today is my P day again! I can't believe that is has already been a week since I last emailed you! ALOOOTT has happened. So first off I will give you an update on my companion. So I told you how she finally told me that she has Asberger's disease, well she keeps telling me more and more disabilities that she has. It is really hard because I feel like I have to babysit her. I have to wake her up, wait for her, etc. etc. So... we will just say that it has been hard to say the least. It was really hard the first week having patience with her but this week has been so much easier. The teacher pulled me aside and asked me how she was doing...and I told the truth. She can't keep up walking and she can't ride a bike at all she said she falls everytime...and so he told me I needed to tell my concerns to the branch president here since we are going to a BIKING mission haha. So I was way nervous because I can't even describe how much I love her. I know 100% that i was put with her for a reason and I know that Heavenly Father trusted me to take care of her. I decided that it would be best if i talked to him so that way she wouldn't be dissapointed in herself and maybe they could put her in and area out there with a car. It was 100% out of love. Anyways that night she broke down in tears and told me that she felt like she needed to talk to the branch president about it. She was pretty upset because she said that they whole time she had been trying to ignore her problems but she needed to be honest for the people of baltimore since she would be to slow to do the work walking or riding. The elders in our district were able to give her a blessing. They blessed that her physical body would be able to keep up with her and blessed her to have courage. I have always loved the preisthood but I don't think I have ever felt the power of it more than I did in that room. All of us were weeping. She later told me that she was born 4 months early and that when she was born her grandpa gave her a blessing that if she didn't have a purpose here on earth then just for god to take her, but if she did, then to let her live. I know that she will have many purposes here on earth and I know without a doubt one of them was me. She taught me how to love with the pure love of christ, and that is the greatest gift that nayone could ever give me. I love her so much. But long story short she had to go to the doctor and they might not be sending her to baltimore anymore. we find out on monday. I am so thankful that the holy ghost prompted her to take care of it on her own so I didn't have to interfere. I am thankful that I have been able to be here for her every step of the way.
Jaron Miller this a shout out to you!!! My companion was taken through the veil at the temple by the one and only....AL FOX!!!! try not to be too jealous :). Also Megan Marsden!!! this is a shout out to you!!! I saw Matt conelly at the temple and the only name I could remember was...well...just ask him about it haha. It was so funny! Also Caleb Christensen this is a shout out to you!! You have a twin brother here at the MTC. It's so weird haha I thought for sure it was sibling and I asked but..no. So I call him Caleb anyways.
My time here at the MTC has been one of the hardest but most enjoyable things I have ever done! I am learning so much. I am even reading the bible dictionary daily haha. We get to teach progressing Investigators and that is so cool. It feels so real. I will say things and realize that the spirit put those words in my mouth because I can't even remember what I said. I know that because I am a representative of Jesus christ that I can see others the way he sees them. and that is the best feeling ever. Today I have to lots and lots of wash and start getting packed to leave! I have loved the packages you sent! especially the apple sauce :) haha and grandma even sent me cookies which me and my companion ate last night :) I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family.
Everyone here calls me T swift but I guess that is no suprise there haha it is actually really funny. I get it probably at least 6 times a day. I
I seriously love you guys so much and thank you so much for the support getting mail is the best ever!
Read your sciptures every day. Take it seriously. If you do all the dots will connect and you will realize with out a doubt that jospeh smith restored our church and the the bom is true. I can't even describe the way I feel right now. I have never felt this way. I don't want to ever lose it. I know that my redeemer lives. I know that he suffered for me individually and knows what I am going through. But I know that he also did that for my investigators that i will have. He sees them as what they can be. I can't wait for the day I can run to him and feel the nail marks in his hands and in feet and know just as much as I always have that he is my savior. My master physcian. It's just like how john the baptist is told as a child of his work in preparing tyhe way for the Messiah. He prepares himself his whole life to baptize the savior. I know that I need to prepare myself to see and help that conversion in others.
Families are forever. The church is true.