|Elder Peck is a District Leader. This is his district. Not pictured - Elder Peck and Elder H (companion)|
Lots of big stuff too, including the dedication of the MTC. An apostle, Elder Dallin H. Oaks came to dedicate the MTC. I know that God really does call prophets today, as well as twelve apostles to direct the church. In his talk before the dedicatory prayer, he mentioned that with this dedication, Mexico has become a nation among nations in the hastening on the work of the Lord. This was an exciting statement for me as well as all the native Mexicans in attendance. He stated the importance of setting goals in missionary work and in life, giving the analogy that a child will never become a doctor without setting intermediate goals, such as passing biology and math classes, to achieve the ultimate goal. He then went into talk about testimony and conversion, a theme that has been prevalent this week in my classes. Having a testimony is knowing and stating beliefs. It is not conversion. It is the foundation for conversion. It can be built and grows as we share it and search out our beliefs. Conversion is change. It is changing ones beliefs, heart, and life to accept and conform to the will of God, as it says in the Guide to the Scriptures. It involves offering your whole soul to Him. It involves having the disposition to do good continually.
Hope all is well with everyone! Have a great week!Elder Peck