We then went to 1M which is the main building where the cafeteria is and there's a ton of beautiful pictures there, so we had to basically prepare a tour for our companion and share a scripture with them that went along with the paintings that we showed them and such...it went well and then our TRC investigators came to 1M and we had to kind of give them a lesson and a tour for a half an hour each. They each played as themselves which made it better so it didn't feel like we were just acting again. Our first TRC investigator was a 20 year old girl going to school at BYU and we started out by talking about our trials and how we don't have to stand alone and I shared Helaman 5:12 one of my favorite scriptures where it talks about how we can withstand all the storms that we face if we center our lives on the rock of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. She then asked why Sister Hodges and I decided to serve a mission...and she shared with us that she has been debating whether she should serve a mission herself or not...she suffers from depression and anxiety, so I shared a story about my friend who also suffers from the same thing and who had to postpone for a long time before he could leave on his mission. We discussed some other things, and then I had the thought to ask her when the last time was that she sincerely asked her Heavenly Father if she should serve a mission. She said it had been a while, so I invited her to do so...and basically long story short, I don't remember all that I had told her, but I know it wasn't all me. My Heavenly Father put words in my mouth and helped me say what this girl needed to hear. And what I had studied about prayer and personal revelation was just what she needed to hear about. It was such an amazing experience...and afterwards, this girl gave us this big hug and thanked us a million times and told us that she felt like we were best friends! It was such a neat experience! It was probably the best experience I've had since being here at the MTC.Â
I'm so anxious to get started and really experience this at the Winter Quarters VC! I know this is where I'm supposed to be and this is the best decision I have ever made...Yes, I still feel very inadequate at time, but everyone should. We are all inadequate without the Lord's help...but with the Lord's help we can do anything! I love you all so much and hope you are doing well! Thank you so much for all your love and support! The next time you'll hear from me I will be in Nebraska! Woohoo! Take care!
Sister Ferrara :)
|in the chat room - these headphones were how we received calls|
|at the Temple Square Visitor's Center|
|with our teacher|