October 3, 2018




Semana 2

Hello everyone!
This week has seemed to go by a lot faster than the previous.  It may have something to do with the fact that I didn't have an all-night flight in the middle.  
The MTC is demanding, but definitely worth it.  Over the time here I have worked a lot on memorizing many different phrases, words, and passages in Spanish.  In the last week I was able to memorize the Baptismal Interview, the First Vision, and Moroni 10:3-5 in Spanish.  I definitely know that the gift of tongues is real.  
One day, Elder Bigler and I were told to act as investigators for two of the other elders in our District.  I began to start coughing really badly while we were waiting, so I decided to act as a sickly, senile, old woman.  The elders did a great job with it.  Acting that way was fun, and it was great seeing how the elders went with it.
On Sunday we had a devotional with President and Hermana Bentley from the Santiago Norte mission.  It was really neat.  They talked about the power of the Holy Ghost in the Lord's work.  One day while we were reading in Enos, I noticed how he likened his experience to wrestling.  It struck me because there are another two times in the scriptures (try to find them) where this connection is made.  Previously, I would never have thought further than that, but having wrestled my senior year, it makes a lot more sense to me now.  Wrestling is a sport that requires you to give every bit of you.  In practice, in conditioning, in eating, and on the mat.  It's not just a sport, it is a lifestyle.  The prophets that used this phrasing likely would have been more familiar with wrestling than many people are today, and as such, they had a different conotation when they used it than many people today might have when they read it.  As such, in order for us to return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, we must be all in, willing to give everything to achieve it.  As it says in the Doctrine and Covenants, we must labor with all our heart, might, mind, and strength.  In addition, just like wrestling, the church is not just a simple activity, it is a lifestyle.  One that is designed and developed by God to make us more like Him.
I know that by following His commandments and striving to live as our Savior, we will one day be welcomed with those desired words "Well done, thou good and faithful servent." 
Love,Elder Knight
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