Mauri! N te wiiki ae nako, iai akea te bwai ae riki nakoiu. Translation: not much happened this past week. Just a lot of excitement about leaving the MTC to go to the field.
There were two cool things that happened: first we got to help out with some trial MTC tours and we got to get out of the MTC on the bus to go pick up the visitors at Lavell Edwards stadium. I ran into Becca (Folsom) Hadfield who was helping out with the loading of the buses.
The tour was pretty nice, we took them throughout most of the buildings- the new buildings are very nice and have some awesome art hanging on each floor. My favorite so far is this one of Saul on the road to Damascus- it is really awesome.
Second cool thing; we were trying to skype-teach a volunteer from Kiribati but the call wouldn't work. We had planned on teaching her the Book Of Mormon to remind her about the importance of reading it for enduring to the end. I had also lost the page where I had written down scripture references and we showed up late in the first place- so all in all we were not in a great place. But then our teacher managed to find someone from Kiribati who lives in Utah and we got to teach her instead (she kept speaking English because she said "I have been here too long") but we asked her if she had been reading the Book of Mormon every day and she said she had kind of been slacking. So we got to share a message with her and then she said at the end that we helped to encourage her to read the Book of Mormon every day. So all in all, one of our best lessons we have taught in a while.
Next week we are scheduled to leave the MTC at 1:50 PM on Tuesday. The total travel time will be about 23 total hours not including the 15 hour time zone change....
Read Alma 36 and 38 with the topic of "finding peace" in mind. Verse 5 in chapter 38 reads: