It's been the most incredible week filled with the most special experiences.
I literally leave tomorrow morning!! Ahhhhhhhhhh I'm so excited. I can't even wait to finally get to Philadelphia and get to work!
Because of this, this last week has been crazy and full of a lot of goodbyes. All of my district has left already, and saying goodbye to them was so bitter sweet. I've learned SO much from them and their amazing testimonies. I'm grateful to God to have been lucky enough to cross paths with such amazing people.
One of my best pals since elementary school, Elder Larsen, left this week, too! It has been a tender mercy to be in the MTC with him. Having a good friend and familiar face around was everything that I needed. We were able to kneel down and pray together with our companions before he left, and he said it in German which was just the coolest thing ever. Such a special, spiritual experience. God speed, Blaine!
I would say that overall this week was full of pleading prayers with God on my knees. I've decided there is no better place to be.
The MTC has been amazing. It will forever be one of my most sacerd places... Because it has been the place where I have TRULY come to know my best friend and Savior, Jesus Christ. I love Him, I lean on Him, I want to be like Him!
I know that He can help me, and help all of you, become what we want to be! And even better, what God wants us to be.
Next time I write I will be a real life missionary in real life Philadelphia! Eeeeek!