Another great week at the MTC. Missions are awesome by the way.
So, this week my companion and I started teaching two new investigators Maggie and Tyler. The gift of tongues is REAL, I've only been in the MTC for like three weeks, and we can sorta communicate with our investigators in Gwongdong wa (Cantonese), but the real thing that speaks to the investigators is the spirit. Every time we prayerfully prepare for a lesson and put our whole effort into trying to help our investigators, the spirit speaks more to them than the few measly phrases we can squeak out in their language.
Also patriarchal blessings are great! They contain but a small glimpse of God’s will for us both in this life and the next. It doesn't matter if you're 16 or 96. It is so cool to see some of the plan and guidance God has given us.
This week I had the chance to really study the first lesson in the “Preach My Gospel” in depth. It's amazing how some of the simple truths-that God is our Father in Heaven and that he allowed the Gospel to be restored for our benefit-can be so powerful. Anyway, Missions are Dope!
Gaiauu! That’s Cantonese for “Add Oil” meaning, keep going (pronounced Guy Ow).
Ngoi (Cantonese for Love),
Fun fact #1: Elder Ashton noted that he is able to read emails regularly throughout the week, but can only reply on Mondays. This is because the missionaries that use iPads get to check their mail all the time so they thought it was only fair others did too.
Fun fact#2: He got his haircut last week and was excited to report that haircuts are free at the MTC.