First, at our devotional on Sunday we had a speaker, that we heard our very first week at the MTC. His name is Stephen Allen and he is a really good speaker. The Elders in our district got front row seating and us sisters were a couple rows back. They encouraged us to come sit by them so we did. Well Brother Allen likes interactive devotionals. At the beginning he would say things like "Stand up if..." and if it applied to you, you would stand up. Well half-way through his devotional, he looks at us, in the front row. Oh, and his talk was about speaking to investigators who have never heard of the gospel and how to approach them. So he was talking about the sacrifices that missionaries make to come on a mission and how, through our faith, we serve because we know that the Lord will help us as we make sacrifices to serve him. So anyways, he looks at us and tells us to come up to the stage and say one thing that we gave up to come on a mission. We were given strict instructions that we could not repeat something someone else before us had already said, well I was fourth in line and of course all the obvious ones (friends, family, school) had already been said, but the Elder in front of me who said School went to UVU (Utah Valley University) so when I got up there, I said school, BYU. He liked my answer better because he graduated from BYU, so I got off the hook (: Anyways, it was in front of the whole MTC (main and east campus) so that was a surprise.
I studied this story in my personal study and I thought to myself, "Wow, I can't even imagine being so faithful and obedient to the Lord's will that I would get the chance to not just see God, but he that he would give me the same power that he gave Nephi." The Lord gave Nephi power to move mountains. That is so cool to me!