Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

Well, it's official. All the Sisters I came out with are going home on Tuesday. That's super weird. Time flies by way fast! Too fast. It seems like just yesterday I waddled into the MTC and sat down and tried not to fall asleep. Things are pretty much the same now. I just waddle around and try to stay awake...Just kidding. The change that I've been able to see in myself is more distinct than I ever though it would be. Now that's not to say that I've changed into this awesome flawless guy, and it's not to say that I'm done with the changing for the better. All I know is that the person I was when I left and the person I am now is different. God can change heart. Now don't get me wrong people can help push in the right direction. It would  be unfair to those who spend their time helping like parents, friends, and even other missionaries, to not give them at least some credit. At the same time we need to see that those people and their actions are just God working through his children to bless others. You really do not know how much good you can do. If you want more evidence of that go and watch the new Mormon Message that's out. https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/mormon-messages/mormon-messages-2014?lang=eng it's the one called "you never know" It shows the impact that one's actions can have. Also it's based off of one of President Hinckley's talks, for those of you who are Hinckley fans.

I found out that Elder Stallings and I will be staying together another transfer here. It should be a pretty fun time. This'll be my 3rd area in a row that I'll spend at least 6 months in! Crazy right? The Lord has a purpose for me here and I'm going to find out what it is! We're still having a great time teaching a lot. We just need to focus now on helping our investigators keep their commitments so they can progress!

Keep on keepin' on! Times get hard but if you can break through it then it'll all be worth it. Heavenly Father sent us here so we could grow and become the best we can be. Let's do it!

Keep it real.

Elder Sanderson