Your boi is going to the field
Been a wild last week here. My Spanish has improved immensely and so has my desire to be here. If you can find a way to get a hold of the talks that are given at the MTC in Provo do all you can to watch them. The words from the apostles to missionaries are a different level than anything I have ever listened to. You can feel the importance of missionary work that is streaming straight from our Savior. There is truly a great work in the making. We listened to a talk given by Elder Holland and he says "every good thing that has EVER happened in my life comes as a direct result from my mission" he then goes on to talk about all the amazing things that have happened since his mission. What a powerful statement to say that EVERY good thing came from his mission. He speaks a lot about men that served full time missions and now are inactive. He literally drops the freaking hammer on these guys saying " how could you of possibly looked someone in the eyes and said I know that my Savior is real. I know that Jesus Christ died for me. HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU KNOW THE SON OF GOD DIED FOR YOU AND THEN COME HOME AND NOT LIVE IT" I put that in caps cause he is legit yelling at the pulpit to a group of 18 year old missionaries. Its an amazing talk and I hope you guys can find those talks because they have had an unmatchable impact on me and my testimony of what it means to by a missionary.
Another amazing thing happened tonight. We all gave blessing to each other before we all go our separate ways tonight. I had the extraordinary opportunity of giving two blessings. First one to my comp that left for Chili today. Amazing kid that truly has made an effort to be here in the mission field. The second was a girl in my district that I hardly know. When she stood and said " Elder Thorn can you please do mine?" a since of bewilderment shot through me. I was so side swiped by her words I said yes.
As I placed my hands on her head with the seven other priesthood holders I felt as though I had nothing to say. As I began I felt the comfort of the Holy Ghost come over me in a wave of wonder. I felt the power the Priesthood of God work through me. I could feel that same power in the young men around me. As I finished the blessing I felt as though I knew her. I know the Lord gave me the words, which she needed to hear.
Last thing I wanted to talk about this week happened on Sunday during sacrament. It was our last Sunday so we are aloud to speak on whatever we please. I choose to speak on the opportunity I had to baptize my younger brother. This is mainly going to be for him so Mom please make him read this. Cannon had been asking me or rather telling me that I was going to baptism him for at least a year prior to his baptism. I often would try to convince him that our dad was a much better choice. That Dad had baptized all the other kids and that he had a lot of practice. He would hardly listen to a word I said. I was clearly not worthy to baptize him when he was asking me this. As the months went on I thought more about it and cannon asked ever more about me baptizing him. It is because of my little brother’s persistence that I am getting a plane tomorrow for Honduras. Cannon you were strong when I was not. You knew I could do it when I knew not. You trusted in me when I did not trust in myself.
Love Elder Thorn
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