Thursday, October 10, 2013

Week 3 October 3 2013 MTC West Provo UTAH

Hola! Great week that flew by again. Not much new throughout the week. I'm ready to go to Argentina already! Well maybe not ready, but I'm excited. Elder Tanquary (the one that went to Basha) and his district left on Tuesday for Mexico. They were all a lot of fun. So that left only my district and another district left in the zone. BUT we got a new District in our Zone yesterday! 8 new elders and all of them are going to Mexico :( Kind of funny when they got here we only spoke Spanish to them and it freaked them out. It is so weird how that was me not long ago. You grow so much in such a short time! Spanish is coming along great still. I'm becoming a much more effective teacher now that I'm pretty comfortable with the language. I almost feel bad sometimes because I usually do most of the talking in my companion and I's lessons to our investigators. I get excited and feel the spirit and it feels like I could talk forever. But my companion is struggling with the language quite a bit so he doesn't mind if I talk :) I and my companion get along great though! He is starting to become a LITTLE but more talkative and I'm still trying to help him not be so nervous when talking to people and to look in their eyes. But I love him! He is so nice and we've had a ton of spiritual experiences with each other. The other day, we had a task to help our companion come closer to Christ during our private companionship study. I felt inspired to teach him about the Plan of Salvation. Come to find out, I learned his brother had committed suicide not too long ago and he struggled with major depression. We are so thankful for such a beautiful plan given to us by our Heavenly Father. Knowing that we can live with our families FOREVER, is the best blessing any of us can have in our lives. It makes me want to live my life the best I can so I can partake of that blessing. On Tuesday we had a devotional at the main campus. Elder Baxter of the seventy was the speaker and gave talk on how our church IS a Christian church. He also explained a lot of the relief efforts our church provides all over the World. It was interesting to hear how much our church has done for the people in the World. For example, we donated $30mil to Japan during the earthquakes. We had trucks with supplies in New Orleans before the first wave of Katrina even hit. In Indonesia a village lost all of their sacred scriptures (The Quran) during the tsunami. The church donated 700 copies of The Quran to that village so they could continue to practice their religion. But what really hit me the most was after he explained each relief effort, he would say "That's what Christ's church would do, that's what your church does." Our job here is to LOVE everyone no matter the circumstance, just as Jesus did. We are representatives of Jesus Christ, the most loving and obedient person that has ever lived. He loved us so much that he gave his life for us. We have big shoes, or sandals, to fill but as we follow his teachings and focus on the welfare of others, we will be great in God's eyes. We can all try to become like him. I miss all of you guys so much. And I miss my bed. Ha-ha but I know I am doing the right thing by being here. Everybody deserves to hear this great message that we have and I'm so excited to share it. Couldn't be happier!!! Love you guys! Love, Elder Taragua (Everybody calls me Elder tarAGUA, agua=water) LOL don’t think I’ve been called tarWATER since like the 3rd day

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