This is Elder Beckstead reporting in after 1 week at the MTC. It has been very different, but very enjoyable. There has been a ton going on and I LOVE it. I am staying up on the main campus until next Tuesday (Aug 20th), when I get to leave at 2:30 AM (meaning I basically leave Monday night). I am excited to be learning new skills to take out and apply as a missionary in Kansas.
|Elder Beckstead and Elder Chung|
|MTC District at the Provo Temple|
Yesterday at devotional we had Elder Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles come and speak to us. I was in the choir (which was HUGE) and it was a super neat experience. His entire talk was about prayer and how the Lord will often give us the answer of no answer so that we will grow, followed by wonderful feelings of success. We are to act and he will bless us so much! And, if the decision we make is not correct, he will warn us before something too bad happens. He also told us that if we fail in a lesson, try again having learned something, and we will be blessed of the Lord--he used Nephi getting the gold plates as an example for that. I sure thought that was amazing. The district review afterward was amazing too, and about half of district cried openly as they bore their testimonies (yes, I am guilty of that), while the rest cried more subtly. I think we used an entire box of tissues.
|The Day Elder Beckstead entered the MTC with the only girls allowed to give him a hug!|