Wednesday, November 12, 2014

3rd Week at the MTC!

Well I'm almost halfway done with my MTC stay. I've loved it so far. Me and my companions are trying to talk in German with each other and that's pretty tough. We have fun by trying to find cool sounding German words like Krankenwagon and Ganseblumchen which is ambulance and daisy. we had some really great devotionals this week that I really liked. One sister spoke and she spoke with this very heavy German accent that sounded way awesome. My companions and I are practicing are German accents all you do is talk really loud and clear when you speak it's pretty fun haha.

I got called as District leader this week so my new name is ein Fuhrer which is leader and it's also what everybody called Hitler haha. Now the language is starting to get really tough German has all these weird rules for things that make no sense in english and nothing is a direct translation. I always say something like was Seight ist es which is what time is it? and my teacher would be like no no no Germans say what hour is it or something like that so it's very confusing. we had something called TRC which is where we teach members who can speak German we taught this  returned missionary and she talked so fast it was so hard to understand a word she said. And that's how German talk so that's gonna take some time to get used to that.

I just want to share one of the Devotionals that someone spoke cause it was one of the best talks I've heard. The guy that spoke was Bishop Davies he was actually born in bountiful, Utah!! Anyways he talked about it's just to compare things in like which is so true! But what I really like is he talked about how he chose to go on a mission. He said he was praying one day to go and he had a dream that night, in the dream he was driving down Beck Street when he saw a couple over on the side of the rode he stopped to help them. He remembered what they look like he remember hearing the holy ghost say in his dream if you will listen to what this couple has to say you will be blessed your entire life because of it. He woke up after that. Then he decided to turn his papers in he got called to the Paraguay Argentina mission. As he was stepping off the plane he saw the couple in his dreams greeting him to start his mission. That couple turned out to be his mission president and he decided from that point he would obey everything they would tell him to do and he did.

 He also talked about how he was in charge of picking out land for temples to be built on and he talked about how it's a miracle how Temples are built especially the canadian one right after 9/11. It made me think about President Utchdorfs talked during the Ogden temple redidication when he talked about the Germany Freiburg temple being built and how that was a miracle it was built because they built it before the Berlin Wall came down. Anyways I thought I would just share the main parts of his talk. I love it hear and love hearing from everybody hope everything is going well.
Elder Spangenberg

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