Zuster Young

Zuster Young
Zuster is Dutch for "sister", which is a title used for female missionaries.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

M.T.C. Livin' Week Four

Excerpt from this week's email: "This week has been marvelous. Last night for our devotional, Elder Dallin H. Oaks was our speaker. From the moment he walked in the room, the spirit was there and SO strong. I am part of the MTC choir so I got to sing (with 400 others) for him and we are rehearsing for Thanksgiving tomorrow. We are having a devotional and its a big deal. We are singing 'Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing'. It is beautiful and whoever is coming is a big deal. They are keeping it a secret and keep alluding to who it is. My guess is Uchtdorf, which would be the best!! I am just excited!! And I am really gonna miss a home Thanksgiving but I know it will be great tomorrow.
I am learning so much and am coming so close to my Savior and Heavenly Father. The language is coming. Not anywhere where I wish I was at but that is okay. It's getting better each day. Another thing, I swear, I have never had so many embarrassing moments in my life than I have had here at the MTC. You can guarantee that at least twice a day, I say or do something that is ridiculously embarrassing. I have come to embrace the AWKWARD!
I want to share an experience I had this week: Monday (11/24) was a really hard day. I was driving the struggle bus. Right before dinner I was having a hard time understanding the language lesson, wasn't getting along with my companion... I went to dinner in tears. After dinner Sister Juchau asked us to teacher her, as her. She told us of her concerns, and we began to teach and testify. I began to bare my testimony and I just lost it. I have been here for a month, I feel like I have been doing really good. But in that moment I got really homesick. When we got back to our residence, Sister Castro came and snagged me away. We walked around the hall and I told her of my day, my feelings and how that night it hit me how much I really missed my family. She took me to her "secret spot" which is the cleaning closet. She led the way and we knelt in prayer. Yes, in the cleaning closet. Kneeling there, I said one of the most earnest, meet and lowly of heart prayers I've ever said. She too then said one after me. The spirit was incredibly strong in that room, didn't even phase me where we were, as two struggling and lowly missionaries knelt in prayer, seeking Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father was with us in that moment and gave us comfort and strength. I know He is always there and He hears our prayers. The MTC is hard, it is so hard, but it is worth it. Life is hard, we are faced with so much opposition and challenges. But Christ is there and will carry our burdens and carry the load for us.
I love you all so very much and wish you the best. Have a great week!! (:
Love, Zuster Young"

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