Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WoW!! Time has flown by so fast!

WoW!! Time has flown by so fast! I don't even know what to say other than that this experience has been amazing and I know that my whole mission's purpose is to bring others unto Jesus Christ and that I am only here because of Him. I know that He lives and loves each and every single one of us. 

My first sunday here, we watched the Provo City Temple Dedication and I thought that it was so amazing to watching a dedication in the MTC (Missionary Training Center) and know that the dedication was only short miles away. It was amazing to see nealy 1,000 missionaries all there for the same purpose and to learn.

The next sunday consisted of Easter, and we had President Ballard come and speak to us for our Sunday morning devotional. It was so cool to hear him testify of Jesus Christ and share his experiences.

This next Saturday and Sunday, will be General Conference and we will be able to hear from the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson live. I invite all of you to watch it on lds.org. I can promise you that if you have a question, you will find an answer and that you can come closer to Christ.

I hope that you all can watch and really listen to General Confernece. I love you!
Sister Toomey

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Marvelous Continueous Journey

WOW! I finally made it to the MTC(Missionary Training Center)! Time has flown fast! I feel like I only got here a few hours ago, but it has been nearly a week! After I got dropped off, I got to meet my new companions, and yes I am in a trio! It's not rare, but it is not very common either, and I love them! Apart of having companions is going everywhere with them, unless you are at your residence or bathroom. 

Within the first few hours, my companions and I got to teach an investigator with about 50 other missionaries who had only been there for a few hours. It was an amazing experience! You could say something if you wanted to, but you could also just sit back and watch. It was probably one of the coolest things that I had ever seen in my life!

We have taught several lessons to investigators, but they do not tell us if they really are investigating the church or just teachers acting to give us experience. We are suppose to teach them like they are true investigators. One of the most fun things I like about investigators is trying to figure out what they already know and have a testimony on and then either filling in the gaps, clarifying, teaching, and committing them. I really enjoy it! I have loved learning so much about the gospel! 

Every hour of everyday is filled with things to do, whether it is class, personal/companionship study, dinner, or even laundry. I have been trying to make the absolute most out of my MTC experience because I know that this is a one time experience and I will be using these skills for my entire missions. 

The church is true! I love you all! 

Sister Toomey

Sister Heidi Toomey & the Louisiana state flag