I've learned so much within the past week and a half of being here! I love the gospel so much and can't wait to bring that to everyone in Pennsylvania. The gospel is the cure for sadness, guilt, anger, and maybe even world peace LOL. But for real! If everyone had the gospel in their lives and lived by it's doctrine and principles then we could obtain world peace.
So ya today was full of lasts. It was our last classroom time with all our teachers that we love so much, and it was the last time with our investigators that we've been teaching. I'll send a pic of our district with some of our favorite teachers. It's the 6 of us in our district and then 5 of our teachers. It's funny because some of our teachers are short so they look like missionaries but they're not. So the teachers are from left to right Sister Smith, Sister Mills, Brother Craw, Brother Bird, and Brother Sorenson. Mills and Sorenson were our two favorites. They also played the roles of some of our investigators. Sister Mills was "Tilly," a woman from London who loved talking about God and wanted to learn more about Him. And then Brother Sorenson was "Jordan," a man who just had a baby a month ago and the mom left them and he was wondering how to be a good father for his son Nash. It was amazing to teach them and see them progress. Even though they were really our teachers, we felt the love for them as investigators and really wanted to help them come unto Christ. We were able to see them grow and progress and just be so much happier because of what the gospel did for them personally. The gospel TRULY blesses lives!!!
Our other investigator was Leah. She is an Evangelical Christian. She was very stubborn and set in her ways. She's been coming to the MTC to meet with the missionaries for the past year and a half though and has learned and grown a lot from them. She suffers from really bad anxiety and PTSD because of some dramatic event involving Mormons. Her doctor recommended that she meet with them and get to know them better to be able to get over her PTSD. She didn't even think she'd last a month here but she's been so touched with the love that we've shown her. She still struggles with anxiety but slowly she's grown to love us. She not ready for conversion anytime soon but I know that she will be here for awhile as she learns from us and as we learn from her. It was really cool to see her perspective on things. She has a huge love of the Bible and of Jesus Christ and she knows that he's done so much for us. I've learned a lot from her and will love her forever.
Hopefully things are doing really well for all of you. Thanks to those who have sent me letters and packages. It really means a lot to me. I know that the gospel is real and that if anyone even has any doubts or questions about that, we can pray to know of the truth of that and we WILL get an answer to those prayers. Keep sending me letters and emailing me. If you ever have any questions let me know and I will do my best to answer them. Ya'll are amazing!!!!
P.S. the other pic is of me and my companions and Leah