Friday, April 25, 2014

Why do I come to Institute?

            Institute is a great blessing in my life and I love coming each and every week. But when it comes down to it, why am I here? Why do I keep coming back every week?
            I came to Institute for the first time in the fall quarter of my freshman year. I came because I wanted to learn more about the scriptures and meet other LDS students. I was eager to learn the more about the scriptures; I was a convert to the church and only had a year and a half of seminary. I felt that I had a lot of catching up to do. I came in expecting Institute to be a classroom I came to twice a week for 50 minutes and that would be it, but it turned out to be so much more than that.
            The Institute turned in to my home away from home, a safe haven. The Institute welcomed me with open arms, the teachers and students alike. Coming to college and moving away from home is a big transition for everyone, and through this difficult time Institute was a consistent strength for me. I was able to feel peace during a stressful time in my life. It seemed like everyone at the Institute was specifically there to help and strengthen me. This truly strengthened my testimony and I knew that I was exactly where the Lord wanted me to be. The Institute gave me a place to be me, a place to serve, and a place to learn.
            So why am I here? Why am I at the Institute? I am here for the people and the love that I have for them, I am here to learn about the gospel that I love with all of my heart, I am here because it strengthens me, and I am here because it is home.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Because of Him

As we approach Easter Sunday, let us remember all that He did for us.  Because of Him, we can start again and again.  Because of Him, death has no sting.  Because of Him, you and me and all will live again.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Institute is. . .

Inspirational - Social
Welcoming - Spiritual - Educational
Friendship - Home-y
Fulfilling - Spontaneous - Belonging
Spring Olympics - Flag making
Synchronized Doughnut Eating
Speed Skating
Congrats to our winning team!