Friday, December 19, 2014

Leaving the MTC....

Updates from Jacob...

Well family, the time has finally come when we bounce out of here. These last few days all we have been doing is a ton of packing. I have just been going through all my stuff. I sent home a box, I hope you get it. The MTC makes everything way cheaper to send so it was only like 4.56 cents. Ok so now on to the best parts of the email. Ok so tomorrow morning at 3:35am we head out to the airport and our flight is not until 8:35. Then Salt Lake to LA. From there we head to Hong Kong and then to Manila. The craziest part is we leave on Thursday and we won't get there until Saturday mid day so yeah this will be a long flight if you can even imagine that. could.
Once we get there we will be staying in Manila MTC for about five days and then after that then we head to the mission home and stay there for a night and then we head out to were ever the lord wants us in Iloilo. I feel so blessed that I am able to be a member of the Army of the Lord. I know that if I do what I am supposed to do that the Lord will bless me and my family. Last night at the devotional we had a speaker from the Seventy come and he shared a story about his mission in Bolivia and how his Mission President told them to only take one mountain path and that if they strayed off that path that the Lord would not be there to help them. The group choose the right path and later that day they had heard that there was a huge mudslide on the other path, so it just reassured me that I need to do the things that the Lord wants me to do and to follow the commandments of the mission field. I really don't know what else to say except that I am so pumped to get to the mission field and to start teaching the people there. I know it will be hard and who knows maybe I will want to quit at some point, all I know is that with the Lord all things are possible and its through him that people are converted missionaries are important not to teach but to be the hands of the lord in this time and in this place. I love you all and I most likely will not be able to email for a while cause I wont have a p day for like two weeks. I love you all and mom make sure you tell the family how much I love them and how they are all in my prayers every day.
Elder Swanton
Last days of MTC


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