Sunday, July 8, 2012

Star Studded Devotional

Hey Mom:

OK so as I promised, I will tell you about the special devotional yesterday, but before that...

I got your package, and it awesome. I shared, and the steak strips were gone in like 5 minutes, ha ha. Thanks for the almonds as well. I really like them. So I have received a letter/Dear Elder from Jacob Reed, Aaron Allen (btw I need his email, because I want to write him) Brother Seggie, Ashlee Nicholl, my beautiful Mom, my amazing Dad, and an extremely nice letter from Jennie Sherfey. It was so unexpected and so very kind of her. It really made me happy - she is a great Aunt. I have grown so much more spiritually in just one week, it is so crazy. This week (meaning from 6/12 to 6/28) they had the annual new mission president conference here at the MTC. So 1/3 of the missions got a new president (about 120 or so). So the schedule is all out of whack and weird at the moment. So this Saturday all the missionaries meet their new mission president, but all the other missionaries who don't have a new mission president (including me) went to the the massive gym here (M19) and watched a movie. And yes you guessed it, we all watched "The Other Side of Heaven". It was so amazing to be able to watch that movie and give us a small glimpse of how our mission in Micronesia could possibly be. It definitely was a huge morale boost. So now on to Tuesday. Because of the new mission presidents, a lot of the General Authorities were here. So Elder L. Tom Perry gave the talk of Tuesday. On the stand were the following: L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, David A. Bednar, Quinton L. Cook, D. Todd Christopherson, Neil L. Anderson, Richard G. Scott, Jeffrey R. Holland, as well as most of the first presidency of the First Quorum of the 70. We all stood when the General Authorities were walking in and the room had such a strong spirit. It hit us all so strong. The talk was pretty powerful. It was a lot of statistics on how a religious family benefits both the family and the individual so much. It was a great experience.

Well I leave the MTC in six days (7/2/2012). This is the travel itinerary:

LAX to Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Japan to Guam

Please don't share the airline or flight numbers, but you can post the rest of the information.
Love all of you,

Elder Hadder