Thursday, June 27, 2013

Final letter from the MTC

Dear Familia,

That is so sweet that you had 5th row seats to that Worldwide broadcast! Everyone here was so pumped about it. Hopefully all of the members catch on fire with missionary work! How do the members in the states feel about it all? It sounds like they are really wanting the members to get a lot more involved in finding people to teach.

Everything is going great here! Its my last P-day in the MTC. That is crazy talk! I'm excited to get out in the field and get work done. This last Proselitismo was the best ever! I am still so pumped about it even though it happened a week ago. Elder Henrie and I went out there prepared and the Lord put people in our path. It is amazing how being specific in our planning works. We tell the Lord where we are going to be at what time and he puts people that are ready to hear the message in that exact spot! I don´t have time to tell you about all the great people we met but I will tell you about a few. We went to this section where we planned to be and we were right on time and we barely caught this guy who was going in his house. It turns out his girlfriend is a member of the Church but he has never really heard about us. He was really interested in a Book of Mormon so we gave him one and then we asked him if he found these things to be true would he be baptized and he said yes! In all we committed 4 people to be baptized.  Towards the end of the day we went into a little store to buy some alfojores and we ended up talking to the cashier for ever! It turns out that she has been  searching for the true church for awhile now because awhile ago she got hit by a car and was in a coma for 3 months. While she was in a coma she had an out of body experience and saw a bunch of people in white robes and she saw this church that she knew was true. So ever since she has visited every church she sees because she is trying to find this true church. So we gave her the address to the church near her and she said she was going to go to it! The area we were in was really nice but at the same time it was more sketchy. We talked to these 3 guys and they told us ¡Cuidado! Don't go up that way more, its dangerous up there... Well guess where we had planned to be next? In that dangerous area! So we went up there but it wasn't that bad. Maybe they were talking about a place further up. Anyway, the Lord blesses us so much! Last Proselitismo we were humbled and this one he placed so many people in our path! This time we were also a little more direct with the people. I found out that you can't have an ounce of timidness in you. We talked to everyone we could and even if they didn't seem interested we still taught them. One guy we went up to didn't want to hear our message at all but once we started teaching him about the Plan of Salvation he became really interested and we got his contact info. I finally learned why we ask people to be baptized so quickly. We are giving people a goal to work towards. It also helps to find the people that are actually interested.

The MTC has been so good too me! I have learned so much here and it is going to be sad to leave it. But I am also really excited to get out into the field. President Openshaw is the MAN! We have classes that he teaches and he opens it up to any questions that we have and we answer it with scripture. We have gone way deep into the scriptures and its awesome! It gets me excited to go and study my scriptures on my own.

We have been playing a ton of soccer during Actividad Fisica... I think I missed my calling in life. haha. We usually have all of the athletic white kids that have never played soccer on one team versus all of the crazy good latinos plus the one college soccer player from the US on the other team. Us gringos actually do pretty well! haha I´m like a brick wall on defense, nothing gets by me! jk It’s a fun time.

Well thats about it. I love you guys! I will be able to send you a short email on Monday to tell you my itinerary and what not. Give everyone a hug for me! When you get back to Farmington look for my letter. I have no clue how long it takes to get to you guys.


Elder Lacey

1 comment:

  1. It is so good to read how much you love the MTC and all that you have learned there! I can feel your excitement to teach the people! Keep praying to find those that are ready to hear the Gospel message. The Lord knows who is ready/searching- just like that cashier. What a great experience! I love that you, Tyler and Sean all having similar yet different experiences. I love reading each of your letters. It does bring me peace to know the Lord is watching over His people and he has 3 wonderful missionaries that are valiant and excited!!