Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 26th - Its flying by

Where To start????

So on sunday we were able to hear from the Nashville Tribute Band, and they were awesome. They sung some fantastic songs and got all of us so excited for our missions. We also were able to teach a bunch of return missionaries which was a good experience to see how much we know. I have learned so much here, like, when you think you have been humbled as much as you can, you can always be more humbled. On Monday I was teaching Zacque (Rahaliy Evans), and I was trying to tell him that "In 1820 Joseph Smith was confused about religion" and instead I said "In 1820 Joseph Smith was confused about Breast Feeding". the word religion is "Finona" and the word for breast feeding is "finonana". My teacher just repeated me and said are you sure? me and my compainions had no idea what I had said until after the lesson when he told the whole class. I will always remember the word for religion from now on. Tuesday was a great day, we had a fantastic talk from Juan Uceda. I don't know how the talks keep getting better and better but they do. I can feel heavenly father personally answering my prayers through these talks. I can honestly see my saviors hand in every part of my day, I thought that he was watching over me before I came on my mission, but now I know he is watching over me. on wednesday we had a great lesson from sir Whinney and she rapped for us again in french. I love her she is so sweet. we also said goodbye to half of our zone on monday. That was really sad because I got to know a bunch of them really well. We got a bunch of new one's on Wednesday and it will be fun to get to know all of them just as well.

I love you guys and I am so thankful for all of your prayers.

Elder Wolfgramm



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug 19th - Sorompanavotana

Salma Ve Lanao???

Well this has been another fantastic week in the MTC. On Saturday we had a great lesson from one of our teachers Brother Christiansen. He answered every question that we had about Madagascar and just got our district excited to go to Madagascar. We also got another teacher named sister Whinney.  She is so sweet, she was born in the Congo but grew up in Pairs, then went to her mission in Madagascar speaking Malagasy. She is hilarious.  She will start rapping in Malagasy while she is teaching. I love her as a teacher. On Tuesday there was a special devotional planned and Elder Holland was supposed to be coming, but to our disappointment, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson came. She is the young women’s President, we were only disappoint when she walked out because I was expecting Elder Holland. It turned out to be one of the best talks I had ever heard. She brought the spirit into the meeting with humor and love. Some of the things I got from her talk were first forget yourself and go to work.  Then she talked about how we were in the right place and how we will have unlimited blessings poured out to us. But we have to exercise faith in order to gain some of those blessings (especially with learning a new language).  She explained this point with a story about when she was 25 years old and newly married.  She had a child at the time and her husband was going to school.  Their family received a call from the church that told them that her husband was called to be the new mission president. He was only 29 at the time. I can’t even think of how much faith that took to move her new family to Scotland, with added responsibility of being a mission president's wife. After that she told us that we all have a plan and that god is the gardener and he is in charge.   She shared some awesome scriptures like Alma 26:12.  After that awesome devotional I was called by my branch president to be the zone leader... which I was really nervous about because I lose a ton of study time and I am now in the biggest zone in the MTC. But president Willes promised me that if I serve as hard as I can than the lord will bless me with the rest which I hope means Malagasy.

Love you guys miss you and you are all in my prayers

Valoma
Elder Wolfgramm


August 18th, 2016
View Out of MTC Room
August 16th, 2016
Elder Hunter and Elder Jekins
August 16th, 2016
Zone Leader Rubber Band Ball
August 16th, 2016
Malagasy Class
August 16th, 2016
Elder ? and Elder ?
August 18th, 2016
View from MTC Room
August 18th, 2016
Elder ?
August 18th, 2016
Elder ? and Elder Hunter
August 16th, 2016
Elder ?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12th - P-Day!!!!

Well I don't know where to start. First off I love my district and my zone.  I have honestly been blessed with the best District in the MTC. I feel like I am close to everyone and we all get along. Well Friday was my birthday and at night I was greeted with everyone in my zone singing happy birthday to me and they gave me a massive box full of all sorts of goodies and notes. I can feel their love. I am feeling a ton better with Malagasy I am still not really understanding a lot but I can pick out words here and there. Our lessons have been going really well. We committed Abel our investigator (Brother Christiansen) to baptism. It helps when my companion is basically fluent.  Fast Sunday was sweet here, we got to listen to all the languages bear their testimony's. We have an ASL district in our zone and they know how to bring the spirit in with their testimony's. It doesn't matter what language it is, the spirit testifies of truth. which is awesome because the Madagascar people wont be able to understand me but the spirit will testify. On P-day we go and play volleyball, I now LOVE volleyball.  We challenge the Tongan district and always beat them (sometimes). We also went to the temple last Friday and that was a huge boost. We were able to hear from Jeffrey R. Hollands son on Sunday which was sweet. He taught us about keeping the fire burning. Then on Tuesday we had Elder Neil L Anderson come which was so spiritual to hear from an apostle of the lord. He Taught us how to have the spirit with us ALWAYS.  The three main points of his talk were 1. Be Clean 2. Be Obedient 3. Be Busy and as I have tried harder to do these things I have felt the constant companionship of the spirit. I have seen so many tender mercies of the Lord here in the MTC I can't name them all. I know he is watching over me and he cares about me. I love you all so much and miss you.

Love, 
Elder Wolfgramm



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August 11th, 2016
Walker's District Having Fun

August 11th, 2016
Coleman Edwards
August 11th, 2016
Derek Ostler
August 11th, 2016
Elder ? from Madagascar District

District Playing Volleyball
District Picture after Attending the Temple
Walker's Residence - Matthew Cowley Building
Some Elders From Walker's District in MTC













Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5th - First 2 Days

First off I LOVE it here. I really do, I am absolutely loving every moment I am in here, except my Malagasy class I don't love that as much. I will be honest I went into the MTC very confident and I cant tell you how humbled I have been. The first day in class was how I expected no English, the language is pretty hard but I know that if I trust in the Lord than I can do anything. I am in a trio with Elder Hunter and Elder Jakins. I really like them both. on the first day you get to meet your zone and Branch President. I have a lot of friends in my zone that has been super helpful. In my zone the languages are Tongan, Samoan, Haitian Creole, Malagasy, Marseilles, and American Sign Language (ASL). They put ASL with us because no one can understand us anyway, so we wont confuse the people who cant hear. The second day in the MTC was when the humbling started, first thing in the morning on the second day we were awoken to an alarm, before I tell this story let me say we have 5 Elders in my room Elder Bennet, and his companion Elder Batt. Then me and my companions, So back to the humbling, we were all awoken by an alarm going off, and we couldn't figure out who's alarm it was, and we didn't want to say TURN THAT STUPID THING OFF so we just sat there hoping who ever it was they would turn it off. I got up and heard it was coming from my bag, so i reached in and saw that it was my alarm waking everyone up. so I got it out and the clock on it said 6:30 so we all got up and started getting ready. Elder Bennett ran to the shower first thing When I walked out of the room I noticed no one else was up so I went back in the room and saw on my watch it said it was 4:30. I then asked elder Hunter what his watch said he said 4:30... The humbling came from having to go get Elder Bennet out of the shower and tell him I lied and it was actually 4:30 and we could sleep for 2 more hours. ha ha he was so mad but we are both able to laugh at it now. so after that whole experience, we got up and were able to go to class. In class I just sit there and try to understand whats going on and what to say. my companion Elder Hunter is already picking up the language so it is hard for me not to compare myself to him. trying to learn Malagasy has been very humbling. I know that I cannot learn Malagasy, but with the lord on my side I can do anything. I know that this is where I am supposed to be and I cant tell you how happy I am that I am Here.

Love Elder Wolfgramm



August 4th, 2016
My Companions Elder Hunter and Elder Jakins
August 4th, 2016
Lunch Is Served
August 4th, 2016
Part of District From Temple Grounds
August 4th, 2016
High School Buddy Elder Coleman Edwards

August 3rd, 2016
Malagasy Language Class