Friday, December 26, 2008

December 26, 2008

Thank you so much family for all the gifts! i really loved to recieve each and everyone of them from the phase ten to the play dough to the pictures from the jorgies and on and on and on! you are all amazing! all the presents were a good reminder of each of your families individually! I was able to have an amazing christmas here in the MTC. the spirit is here regardless but the whole week was just amazing. it started off on sunday when i was called to be the zone leader, cool but not all that important but it really started to get amazing on Tuesday when Ben's dad, Elder Christensen came to speak to us on the prophet Joseph Smiths life seeing as how it was his birthday, i will try to expound on that in latter letters cuz we have no time here in the MTC but we'll see what i can do.. next on wednesday (the night before christmas) elder Bednar came to speak to us, they kept it a complete secret until he walked into the room and everybody shot out of their seats, i can testify that i know he is an apostle of the Lord, An electric feeling vibed through my body and i know that it was the spirit testifying to me that he is an apostle, he has seen the Living God and that he knows it to be true which allows me to know that as well. He talked on the symbols of Christmas, trees, lights, and wiseman, it was an amazing talk that again, ill have to send out later. The christmas holiday was topped off on xmas morning when Elder Holland came to speak to us. Again i know without a shadow of a doubt that he is an apostle and that he speaks the Words of God. It is so good to be here during the holiday season, i know i only have to have one more which is kinda crazy to think about but i am really glad i got to have one in here because the church really took care of us!

Happy Holidays to all! i'm sorry my letters are so weak, when i get more time on the outside world i promise i will write everyone personal notes but just know now that i think about you all alot and love and respect each and everyone of you. keep those smiles on your faces and i know that the Lord will bless all of us if we hold true to the faith and put all of our trust in Him!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

December 12, 2008

hey post this on the blog when you get a free moment please:

Christof you are the man and keep up the good work! i know you are gonna get out here and kill it so just keep your chin up and get ready for this roller coaster cuz that is exactly what it is!

Here is some advice i can give to whomever wants to read if you are planning on a mission:

Enjoy every free moment you have, whether with someone or not because the second you get in here you are w/ someone, ALWAYS!!

also listen to music, lots of it! that is one of the things that i miss the most and it is crazy how that happens.

try to feel the spirit as much as possible! it is crazy how important that is.

also hit up preach my gospel, that book is amazing and it will change your life!

Monday, December 8, 2008

December 5, 2008

i hope everyone has a great x-mas, i know mine will rock cuz we'll prob have a general authority so BOOYA!

Spanish is killin me but i think i'm beginning to understand a bit so that is nice, the spirit is what is carrying me through in that department.

30 minutes is way too short of a time to email so sorry if i told anyone i'd email them personally and they haven't gotten one yet. its tough.

the spirit in a lesson is great, honestly if you can bring that it does most the work so i don't have to do anything! amazing!

Just want all ya'll to know that i know Jesus Lives and that he is our redeemer, personally for all of us he is our redeemer, not just for mankind but he suffers individually side by side us when we are sick, hurt or sad, he goes through the same stuff at the same time and i just want you to keep that in mind... JESUS LOVES YOU!!!