Last Day at MTC

Well, I can say that I have enjoyed my stay here at el CCM (MTC).  Not that it was easy, but through the learning and stretching and the knowledge that comes through the Gospel, I have grown and become a better person and servant of the Lord.

Tomorrow morning I leave for Argentina and will be there for the duration of my mission.  One thing I am determined to teach people about is the Atonement.  I have realized much more of what the Atonement of Jesus Christ is…and it’s incredible.  I want to share with you some of my thoughts about it because it’s so impressive and I invite everyone to further understand their knowledge of it, members of the church and nonmembers.  Through my more understanding of the Atonement, I have gained more faith for everything.

God sent us here to learn and to progress.  It is through the challenges that he allows to beset us that we grow.  But it is only if we overcome the challenges that we learn and become better. The Atonement that Jesus Christ performed while he was on the earth is everlasting, ever redeeming, and ever enthralling.  Christ suffered for every wrongdoing, every sin, every hurt, and every anguish.  Because he has done this, he has answered the demands of justice for the penalty of sin and wrongdoing. Every rough trial we go through in life will be made up for in the life after.  All wrong will be made right.  All unfair will be made just.  And all heartache will be made joy.  Only if we come unto Christ with full purpose of heart, having faith, repenting, being baptized, and enduring to the end can we receive the blessings of this Atonement.

21 And he cometh into the world that he may save all men if they will hearken unto his voice; for behold, he suffereth the pains of all men, yea, the pains of every living creature, both men, women, and children, who belong to the family of Adam.

22 And he suffereth this that the resurrection might pass upon all men, that all might stand before him at the great and judgment day.

23 And he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be baptized in his name, having perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.

-2 Nephi 9: 21-23

The Atonement is everything.  There would be no reason for life on Earth without it.  It gives reason to life and it provides redemption to everyone.  This gives me power to go through anything and everything in life with faith that it will all be made right in the end as long as I keep my end of the bargain.  Which is simply…to obey.  Everyone is supposed to receive this gift.  Even my close friends :)  That is why I’m on a mission.  To spread this message to people.  The Atonement covers……everything.  And is the answer and reason to everything.  To my friends who aren’t members of the Church, I promise that this is the true Church of God.  The same Church that Jesus Christ established when he lived.  It was taken away because people distorted it.  But God has restored it on the Earth again because we were finally ready to receive it. It was restored through a humble young man, Joseph Smith, who was a true prophet of God and called by God to be so.  I promise this is true.  I know this is true.

Thank you for letting me share.

To member friends and fam….have you seen the NEW new Temple video yet???!!!!  Not the one that came out 4 or 6 months ago but one that came out in the past couple weeks???!!!  It is incredible and I received personal revelation through it.  Definitely made for our day in age.  I invite you to go see it and go with a question or thought in mind that you want an answer or help with.

Love you all!  Talk to you on the other side!

-EO

Me and hermana Calder
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My branch
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My branch!
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The Brotherhood
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The river i fell in
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The bubbles that have gyms inside like volleyball, weightlifting, and basketball
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Branch singing. We do it together every night.
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At Jamba Juice.  One of the perks of west campus.
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Hermano Dolbin!  He’s an incredible example and has taught me a TON too.  My teachers were the best part of my MTC experience.
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Hermano Dolbin!
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Branch President Stewart.  A stalwart man and a grandpa to me.  A blessing.
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Some of my favorite buds.  Our friendship flourished through volleyball haha
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Volleyball!!!!
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This deer was in front of our dorm…crazy!  It’s left back leg was dangling off…crazy! Poor thing.  I’m not sure what happened to it.
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My maestra!  Hermana Savage.  She’s incredible and taught me A LOT. We are doing a sign that means cool I guess in Uruguay where she served.
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