27 November 2014

Thank You! And you, and you and you...

Happy Thanksgiving lovely people! I hope you have a magical day and a lovely holiday season. I am certainly grateful for the MTC. Our teachers are experienced and loving and dedicated to our success. There are people here to feed us every single day with edible and satisfying food. The huge media team makes sure all the enlightening meetings run smoothly and with really awesome touches. Our Branch Presidencies and their wives make sure we are spiritually cared for and loved, our companions are patient and willing to grow with us. It has been an honor to learn here. I loved my nine weeks and yes... you make it out! Monday morning I board the airplane to Nagoya, Japan! Hooray!
This morning Elder David A. Bednar came and gave us a exciting devotionals. At the beginning of his talk, he had all these people pass out a large quantity of cell phones. After we shook our heads a little and answered each other's "Wait, what's a cell phone?" inquiries, Elder Bednar asked us to pass the phones around and text him questions we wanted the answers to. And he also gave an e-mail address the other missionaries international MTCs could send questions to. Unchanging in the Lord's church, the prophets and apostles care personally for God's children. The advancements of the Latter-Days increasingly allow us to hasten the work access testimony and knowledge more often and efficiently. The testimonies of Elder and Sister Bednar were so motivating! Elder Bednar is truly a witness of Christ, and magnifies his calling as servant of the Lord very well. 
He explained to us that our missions are comparable to "boot camp" to gear up for the rest of our lives. It's true, every member has been called as a missionary. I am thankful for my Savior, I love Him and thanks be to God for the love He pours upon us in thousands of daily ways. What better way to show thanks than to share it? Elder Bednar iterated that we are free agents. We are to act, not be acted upon. We we are baptized we make covenants, one of them is to take the Savior's name upon us. This is a lifetime commitment to bear our testimonies. A favorite motto here at the MTC applies to each of us in each calling throughout our lives: "Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words." We are as the army of Helaman. And what a sacred blessing that is.
I love you and I love missionary work. Please, join the fun! 
Sister Brooklyn Brewer

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