The prophet Brigham Young stated” We are in the school of mortality and keep learning, and we do not expect to cease learning while we live on earth and when we pass through the veil we expect still to continue to learn and increase our fund of information. That may appear a strange idea to some but it is for the plain and simple reason that we are not capacitated to receive all knowledge at once. We must therefore receive a little here and a little there.” The prophets love for the gospel I believe is what led him to an unending love to learn! I believe he set the example for us all in our ventures to learn throughout our mortal lives. It is why we are here, to learn and expand our minds. Over the course of my life, my flame to learn has not always been there. As life has gone on, through my experiences and understanding I have learned to love it! In D&C 93: 36 it sates “The glory of God is intelligence”. Many of us are quick to think that intelligence is often times how smart people are, but may I suggest that in this scripture God intends the contrary. David O MCkay taught that ” learning “for which the Church stands . . . is the application of knowledge to the development of a noble and Godlike character.” God has put us in this probationary state so that we would have the means and the enviroment for this exact purpose! Everything that we learn here in mortality only contributes to gods divine purpose. This understanding has brought me much new light! We are here to grow, and that first step in that process is learning. I love the process of learning and the benefits that come from attaining knowledge. My mission has since opened my eyes to want more, and all that I am capable of learning . It has enabled me to have a more concious awareness in the world we live in today, but also to have a better understanding of the world around us. I look forward to attending BYU where I can enrich myself and take full advantage of my education in all aspects!