Friday, June 24, 2016

MTC Week 2


Family & Friends ~

The MTC is the best ever! I have only been here for 9 days now and I have learned so much! I didn't mention this last week but I was made District Leader over our District which has 10 Elders and Sisters in it! Our District is amazing! We're out numbered by the Sisters 6 to 4! Most of the Sisters has I said last week are going to Visitor Centers. It's been great though! We eat all our our meals here in the MTC together and we all get along really well. Sunday here at the MTC is great! Our Branch (Branch 34) is amazing! We passed the Sacrament last Sunday and it was great to hear from everyone’s talk. Next week is Fast Sunday and I can't wait to hear everyone's testimonies! I got called on my our Zone Leaders to teach Priesthood this Sunday and our topic is Obedience. It'll be fun to teach Sunday. My companion and I already got our lesson ready for tomorrow.

Our lessons with Jackie went great last week. We got her to commit to being baptized which was the best feeling EVER! We had our last lesson with her last Tuesday sadly. It's amazing here at the MTC! The Spirit is so strong! You feel the love for those you teach! The Spirit is so strong as you work with your companion together to teach the lesson! And when they use their agency to accept your message, it's just the best feeling in the world! We got two new investigators last Monday, Travis and Zach. Travis was a lot like Jackie and we taught him three lessons (Mon, Tue, and Wed) He wanted to be baptized but felt like he didn't know enough to make that choice. After the lesson while we were preparing for Zach Elder Quinnelly found this amazing scripture in Alma, Alma 32:21 which reads,

"And Now as I said concerning faith -faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true."

After reading this we added this into our lesson with Zach. After sharing that with him we got Zach to commit to being baptized on August 1st. It was amazing! We have one more lesson with Zach tomorrow and we will be teaching him the Plan of Salvation and we can't wait to teach him that!  We won't see Travis anymore sadly, but I know he felt the Spirit during our lessons because I did.

Also, the mission presidents are doing a seminar here in the MTC in one of the buildings and many of the Apostles and First Pres. are here teaching them! I haven't seen them yet, but I heard they will be doing a Devo on Sunday! I really hope we get to hear from them! That would even bring more of the Spirit here!

Thank you to everyone that has send me letters (and packages mom) and emails, it means a ton to me! Your prayers are felt here in the MTC! I can't wait to get out in the field in less than two weeks! I love all you guys!

Elder Zachary Clay Bowie

Utah Salt Lake City West Mission


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