Also my dear friend Elder Triasakorn left for Thailand. Even though he is only 19 he is one of the wisest young men I know. He's going to be such a blessing for those in Thailand.
Tuesday night M. Russell Ballard from the Quorum of the 12 apostles came to speak to us! He told us how he has borne his testimony of Christ and the restored gospel before Kings and rulers of many countries, and that we are not that different from the Quorum of the 12. He said we will break down the strong things of the world, that we are called to testify and teach of Christ.
night Brother Stephen B. Allen, Director of the Church Missionary Department and a member of the Quorum of the 70 came to speak to us. He spoke a lot of how Satan knows how to push our buttons. He says we need to let go of our past transgressions. He taught us if we are depressed here in the MTC, it is a good thing because it means we are Missionaries. We must choose to be men and women of God.
This week we began learning how to write in Thai script! There are many confusing characters in the language and it seems impossible to learn them all. After praying about it I decided to start reading script before memorizing how to write it all. As Iron Man says, sometimes you need to run before you can walk. So far, it is working out okay! I am learning the characters better and in reviewing how to write them they seem to be sticking in memory a lot better!
Let the Holy Ghost be your Senior Companion in all your doings!