Elder Kelton Jenkins & Sister Hopkins! These 2 have been friends since the 7th grade!
Here is a new letter from Sister Hopkins!
This week was so rough for me. So we are learning tagalog and we have class twice a day for 3 hours each...so not my way to spend a day but that is ok. There are others in my district that are getting a really good hang of the language but so far that is no me. I get so frustrated when I want to say something sa tagalog pero I dont know how to say it. In class one morning, Brother Nordstrom could tell that I was having a really hard time with my myself and the language. He flipped to a scripture in D&C 1: 19-23. this is about how weak things can become stronger. I started to tear up and the spirit testified to me that I could do this. I may be weak but I am progressing so much. If you cant understand my emails im sorry because it is hard to speak english without a little bit a tagalog. I am grateful that I have a teacher who is intune with the spirit and can help me to reach my potential and become a great missionary.
So the food is ok...it does weird things to you..that is all I will say about that.
In class we learned how to teach the first lesson and that any need that an investigator has can be taught through the first lesson. the principles are:
1. God is our loving heavenly Father
2. God blesses families
3. Gospel in every dispensation
4. the Savior's ministry and atonement
5. The apostasy
6. the restoration
7. The book of mormon
8. We can pray to know for ourselves.
If we apply these to anything we are going through, we can find hope and peace. Kind of cool to think about, we can teach prayer with all these and we can teach love of god through all of these.
Work of the week: Kapayapaan. this means peace sa Tagalog :)