Hello world!

Colby made it to the MTC and we received his first letter on the 15th of May.  He is doing great and even has a Canadian for a companion!  He would love to hear from his friends and family…often!  Here are a few thoughts he shared in his first e-mail:

“The Gospel is becoming so much more real to me now that I’m here.  I’ve never felt the Spirit so long in my life and it attends every classroom, study session, fireside, you name it and it’s there.  There are a lot of disobedient missionaries, little missionaries and frankly just missionaries that I don’t like…but I’m learning to love everyone!  It’s crazy how much more I know about the Doctrine of the Gospel already and also how much I’ve grown as a teacher.  I feel confident with my investigators but really try to feel the Spirit and have it guide me in my teachings of the investigators.  Tell dad that he had it easy just memorizing the discussions because there’s a whole new level of teaching now.  I’m excited for it because I’m always progressing in my knowledge and getting more comfortable with investigators and I’m able to be led by the Spirit more than I ever have before in my life.  I honestly love what I’m learning and how much I’m growing as a teacher here but I really am excited to just get out in the field and start teaching real people! not actors!  I love getting to know some of these TRC actors though because some aren’t really members.  I actually taught a guy named Nickson Kiang’a who is from africa and is a BYU student.  I was able to connect with him really well and he actually used to hang out with Ziggy from the football team and play basketball with him.  It’s fun to get to know people, it honestly is gonna be one of my favorite things about my mission.  I really like connecting with people and trying to understand their needs and what the Spirit guides me to teach that would be especially meaningfull to them.  I’m so excited just to get out in the field and start going!  Thanks!  I love you all!  The Church is true!  The Book of Mormon is the best thing that we have to study from on this earth! read and ponder its words for revelation daily!  Love YOU!”

 

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