Man, I have a little over a week left.
That's weird to think. For this weeks email I'm going to cheat a little
and send what I wrote for our missions newsletter. All the missionaries
going home write a little article for the newsletter. Hopefully it's not
mission has been such a great experience. I don't even know what words
use to describe that enough. It seems that anything I have to say
about it doesn't
do it justice. One thing I do know is that my mission
has been more fun than
anything I've done. Honestly, if my mission had
been any more fun it would be a
bad thing. All of the experiences, all
the lessons, all the crazy things that have
happened have been more fun
than I ever imagined. Now, my mission has also been
full of experiences
that weren't so fun. There's been a few times where I was convinced
I wouldn't make it through the day. The crazy thing is, here I am! It
that sometimes I thought I was going to drop dead on a
side walk in Long Beach!
Heavenly Father asks us to serve 18-24 months
and he provides a way for us to
do it. Nobody can stop God's work from
moving forward. Not even the weaknesses
of those he sends to teach his
gospel. Heavenly Father wants his missionaries to b
e happy! Teaching and
finding and having awesome experiences make missionaries
Lord will never leave you alone.
I can remember in
particular one investigator we had in Fountain Valley. The whole 6 weeks
we taught him we had powerful lessons where the spirit testified to him
and us that what we were saying was true. We had members actively
involved in the teaching process and eventually he was baptized by his
brother who had joined the church a year or so before. Along with all
that it was super fun! That's what missions are meant to be like. You
should have the time of your life teaching and testifying! Life is meant
to be enjoyed but you're the only one who can decide to enjoy it. I
love ll of ya'll and I know Heavenly Father does too. Keep on fighting,
keep on pushing. he world needs what you have to say.
Keep it real.
Yeah that's right, I put keep it real at the end! I ain't no robot!!