Elder Andrew D. Cook wrote again. It is awesome to hear from him.
um well, i have alot to write aboutour guro is pretty much a future apostle,the devotionals are AMAZINGwe have been named the zion district, but it wasnt us who came up with that so im pretty proud. after a week the rest of the branch is already gone, so we have a whole new branch wednesday including another elder cook. im the cool one.choir is the most spiritual experience EVER!!!!the preach my gospel says: the highest form of intelligence is being able to take an extremely complicated concept and make it simple enough for a child to understand," our teacher said "when you feel like it is too hard to make a sentence because tagolog forces you to become simple, remember, tagolog is your strength not your weakness!another interesting point. people seem to think that jesus will take your yoke and make it easy for you to lift, REMEMBER it says take HIS yoke upon YOU because that makes it easy to liftchoir has sooooo many spiritual stories and touching experiences i cant posibley compile it in one email a week, and yet its an option thing to go to.the mtc is part of the temple acording to the dedication. it is the most amazing feeling when we walk back from the temple. you leave temple grounds, and hit the road and the good feelings get a lot weaker, then you step foot through the mtc gate and the feelings are back. i mean we always have the holy ghost with us, but the difference noticable when there is a protester standing just outside.there are so many supplies that we needed but werent on the list, fortunatly its actually cheaper to buy them at the mtc bookstore then in a walmart or target because of the missionary discount!my branch president called my mission president a "rogue mission president" and wont let us mail our shoes or coats home. oh well. i think i may be able to send my shoes, but i guess ill just have to live with the jacket. although our guro said his went moldy sitting in the closet for two years. its okay, it wont fit me when i get home anyway :Di know that God loves me and called me on a mission. i Know that my family and friends will be blessed through my service in ways we cant anticipate. i know that i was called by God through a living prophet, and that he called us one by one just as the lord touched the stones of jared. (look up the Character of Christ by Elder Bednar if you can; it rocks!) i know that the atonement is real and all you have to do is accept it and repent and all your sorrows will be eased. although the people rejected the prophets in ancient times, and our Father took his authority back to preserve it, i know that the gospel has been restored through a prophet and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and has ALL the answers to ANY question. try it some time, just ask a spiritual question, and pick ONE chapter. you'll find the answer without fail. then try reading the whole book, only marking answers to that question. its works. i know this because i have prayed abouy it, and you will know too if you pray as well.sa pangilan ni Jesucristo amen.spiritually, Elder Cook.Vincit Omnia VeritasElder A. Cook