Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1. What's new at the MTC? Mini earthquakes! Proselyting was so much fun. We taught security guards haha. Many people were not interested at all. The wealthy part of town rejected us the most. Coincidence? No. Darn. My email got deleted and had to start all over. No time now. Apologies! I will update better next week.

2. Quick Messages!No time :(
 
3. What I have learned this weekThis week I learned why sharing the gospel is urgent (something I have been pondering about ever since my mission began). The two reasons I}ll have to get in to later but perhaps you can think about are these: (1) How much God loves his children and wants them to be happy in this life (the worth of souls is great in the sight of God) and also that this life is HARD and besides the suffering that comes from the normal opposition and trials of this life, people are also under the burdens of sin. Sin is dark. It is painful. Only through CHRIST can we feel clean and pure--can we feel hope and joy in a world that is full of so many challenges. I have felt these answers specifically. Wow, did I receive answers. I felt these words to be true with my whole soul. Powerful. Not without effort on my part that is for sure, but alas the Lord answers prayers. I can testify of that. It is incredible. I will have to get into it more another time.
 
Also, as I was reading in Alma 32 (specifically vs 39) and something that specifically stuck out to me was this...how can we expect to receive or taste the fruit of the gospel if we are not nourishing the tree? Do you expect to be happy while continuing in your old ways..bad habits..failing to do more every day to come closer to God..to live the gospel? How can you expect happiness or peace with out doing the work required to nourish the tree?
 
4. A challenge Nourish your faith this week!! Read the BOM. Pray sincerely. Ask questions. Attend church and do your PART to receive help from God. I know He is there and He will help you, but we must do our part. Oh, how much does he want to help us.

5. Something funnyAn Elder farted really loudly in the middle of a silent personal study. Revelation interrupted. Just imagine. I was crying from laughing so hard.
 
I love you all so much!! Sending you all my love!

Hermana Fischbuch

Peru MTC

1. What's new at the MTC?
We went on a tour of Lima!! So much fun. We wandered around downtown. Went to the catacombs. The library was incredible in there. We saw "Miss Peru" in the street haha so random. Lima is beautiful! I need to send a picture of the flowers. Mom would die. Today we went on the bus without the elders. We made it alive! Haha it was a little scary, but we made it. The CCM is its own little world (MTC=CCM). I was called to be the coordinating sister. I thought it was too funny because basically I am in charge of all the sisters in the zone, but only my companion and I are in the zones haha. I have a lot of responisiblity clearly. How was thanksgiving!? Thanksgiving was great here. They were so thoughtful in trying to make it good for the Americans. I scored another goal in soccer..I could get used to this!

2. Quick Messages!
Ephraim and Lisa- Thank you soooo much for your card. I almost shed a tear. I am so happy for you two. Thank you for being so thoughtful in sending me an invitation. You two are amazing, and will do great things. Thank you!
Tia- I said YUM!! I miss you! 

3. What I have learned this week
This week I learned that we need to CRY unto the Lord in all places.What does that mean to you? Please read Alma 34. Boo. My time is up :(. I will write more next week.

4. A challenge This week when you pray. Please kneel. Please pray for longer than the normal (30 seconds with the same phrases). Be sincere. Ask questions. That kind of prayer is powerful. I promise you will feel of His love for you. Powerful.
 
5. Something funny
Please imagine a bunch of tone deaf latino elders singing the prelude music in sacrament meeting. I was dying.
 
I love you all so much!! Praying for you! In spanish! Double blessings.
 
Hermana Fischbuch