Elder Caleb Wardle is currently serving in the Iowa, Des Moines mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He reported on August 14, 2013 and will be serving for 2 years. He will be emailing once a week and they will be posted here. He would love it if you sent him a letter!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
My MTC experience comes to a close
Family and Friends,
Thanks for all your love and support. Its been great to hear from you.
been a really busy week. The days are long but the spirit strong. I
leave in the morning for Des Moines. I have to be at the travel office
at 3:30 am which means waking up at 2:30 am. SO that wont be fun. My
flight leaves Salt Lake around seven and then we have a layover in
Colorado and then off to Des Moines. Im stoked. Im so ready to serve the
Lord. I thought was ready before I came but apparently I have a bunch
to learn. Ive really been able to feel the love my Heavenly Father has
for me. He truly does answer prayers. I got to go to the temple today.
We did Endowments as a District and Elder Dumais and I did some
Initatories as well. It was good to be reminded of the blessings. I love
the temple. It truly is the house of the Lord.
We as a companionship had a fantastic teaching here. I learned how
to ask inspired questions, follow the spirit, and ultimatley learn what
my purpose is as a missionary. Im so greatful for the experiences we
have had here. Its been a great learning experience. I wish every
member, missionary or not, could spend a couple days here. The growth is
immense and the blessings uncountable. Being District Leader here was
challenging but rewarding. I loved being able to ask the Lord about the
individuals in the District and how I could help them. Last night three
of the sisters in our district left for Washington Everette where they
are serving. It was hard to see them go. The Elders in the District with
my Direction were able to give blessings of comfort to each of the
sisters before they left. I was glad that we could do that for them. We
had our last prayer as we knelt together which was tender but exciting
since we would be leaving so soon. I love them
We sang hymns as well and I have plenty of pictures but dont have
the capability of uploading them here at the MTC so you can expect those
Im excited to meet President Jensen. He sent us an
email which said that most of our trainers will have only been there
for a transfer. So we aren't supposed to expect them to be perfect. Im
just excited to serve. Its something Ive always wanted to and I know I
will be blessed.
My laundry is just about done so I better go. I love you all. I pray for you and wish the best for you