Monday, June 24, 2013

MTC. week four

In Brandies words... week four going strong :)

"I always have to be in touch with the spirit as I teach because God knows everyone. He just needs us to set it up so He can FINALLY communicate with His children:)"

"Its overwhelming the love and greatness of our Savior! Truly understanding Christ is how we can endure to the end. HE LIVES :)"

"Pray until your knees hurt... (oh by the knees have calluses on them hahaha I cant imagine them after 17 more months!)"

"Elder Gay stated that we have been prepared from the foundation of the world to go serve the people we are about to serve! humbling."

"I just love temples, I think its one of Gods greatest gifts to us! I had a moment where I was looking at the Poland missionaries and I literally felt all the people they are going to teach, it was a very special experience :)"

MTC. week three

Three weeks down! and we still miss her guts! Here are a few lines from her emails for a little update on her 3rd week in the MTC...

"I am SO happy! I love coming unto the lord more earnestly than ever before!"

"I love learning the language, Croatian is so beautiful and I can feel my love grow for those countries so much, as my love for this gospel, for God, for Christ, for the people I am serving with and for the  people Im about to serve grows!"

"Its the best thing ever to get letters! we all go outside of the cafeteria and wait to see if we get mail!!"

"I love feeling the spirit almost all day every day! I never want to live without it!"

"I wonder why we put things off that we know will make us more happy ya know?? Why do we do
that? Like I know how much reading the Book of Mormon will help, but I put it off...Why??"

"One of the talks in sacrament was about knowing the Church is true and being true to the church. So I KNOW this church is true, so why not be true to it?!"

"We had a huge devotional at the Marriot center, all of us missionaries walking to the Marriot center was quite a sight! There were so many of us! It gives me chills, I wonder if the prophet knew how many of us would rise to his call, preparing the world for Christ's coming. I KNOW its true mom! Im tearing up as I say it."

"God lives and he knows each one of us, its thee most intimate relationship we have, and we need to treasure it and nourish it!"

Brandie is growing spiritually more and more each day... you can see it and feel it throughout her emails, and I am so so proud of her! :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MTC. week two

I cant believe she is in her 2nd week already!! But...... at the same time it feels like shes been gone FOREVER! We miss her so flippin much. But she is doing awesome! Still loving it and goin strong!  She celebrated her 21st birthday on June 4th... Everyone made it super special for her :) 
She ran into a missionary from her home ward... Elder King. They actually see each other a lot and claim they are "stalking" each other haha. Says its way nice seeing a familiar face!
The language is slowly but surely coming! Says it is still very frustrating and VERY hard but she's doing it!
Over all she is doing awesome and loving it! Cant wait to hear more this weekend!