Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011

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Wow... That's really all I can say. I have 10 days left here at the MTC and I couldn't be going through more emotions. It amazing and ridiculous all at the same time and I am loving every second of it. We (Sister Allen and myself, because lets be honest, she is my other half at this point :) are so excited to be going and so excited to help the people in the Philippines. We are also nervous, feel like we don't know any Tagalog and are realizing that we will soon be without the comfort of toilet paper. All in all though we are fantastic and know that the Lord will be with us every step of the way. 13 days I will be sitting on a concrete floor teaching someone about the gospel and the blessing it has brought to my life. I will probably be hotter and more uncomfortable than I have ever been in my life, but I am so incredibly excited.
This week has been one of the hardest and the greatest weeks of the MTC. It is amazing how many things you can learn in one week. I have realized that the best things come right after the hardest trials if you fight through the trail and rely on your Heavenly Father for help. We are here to go through things to make us stronger and more like Him. I am so grateful for this. I also really think that trails are to test us to see if we are ready for the next set of blessings that Heavenly Father is ready to bless us with. I have felt this in my life multiple times this week. I really cannot do this without His help and I am so grateful for this opportunity I have to learn to rely on Him more than I have ever before in my life. Thank you all for your prayers love and support. I can feel it blessing my life. I am so thankful to be a missionary. Behold I cannot say the smallest part of which I feel- Alma 26:16 :)
Mahal na Mahal Ko po Kayo LAHAT!!!!!!
Sister Morton

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011
Kumusta po ang mga pamilia ko?!?
Well, surprise, surprise I don't have much time to write again. :) This week was incredible! Sobrang Mabuti! So many amazing things happened and I have felt the Spirit so strong. The language is coming along too.
As I was thinking about what to write and reading my super cool journal that I have been putting all my spiritual stuff in I decided to just copy what I had written. It was from Sunday night. On Saturday we had a really amazing lesson with one of our "investigators". While I was studying to get ready for this lesson I found, (and by found I mean I was totally prompted) a scripture that was what JD needed to hear. It was the last 3 verses of 2 Nephi chapter 31. It really was exactly what JD needed to hear. The scripture was also an answer to things I have been thinking about as well. Here is part of what I wrote in my journal the next night- "The more I have thought about this scripture the more and more I have felt the Spirit. I know that this gospel is the way- THE ONLY WAY, to return to our Father in Heaven. I am so grateful for the Spirit and the truth that it brings. I know what my purpose is, not only for my mission, but for my life. I need to always remember how important this is and to be an example of what I know. I know that the Spirit is capable of anything and I need to strive to be worthy to have the constant companionship of it each day for the rest of my life. I know that God lives and the He loves each one of us. I am so grateful for this knowledge."
I hope that you have been able to feel even a part of what I have felt this week. I cannot even describe how grateful I am for our Savior. Thank you all so much for your love, support and prayers. I love you!!!
Mahal na Mahal Kita!
Sister Morton