Week 100-April 24, 2017
Hey fam, thanks for all the emails.
Don't have much time today and I can tell you all everything someday soon so Ill be really brief!
Went to the temple, that was a good experience and I felt a lot of peace about going home and finishing. It's still unreal but I felt better. Always great to see the boys too! I will send some pics.
We have had an exciting two weeks, Elder Hathaway and I have seen some really special miracles and seen the Spirit working in people and evidence that this is the Lord's work. Jamie and Carly are having a tough time as it all gets really close, but so far they are still on track and all should be well. We have started teaching a polish family too and the two teenage kids have come to church twice in a row now and have a testimony of the Book of Mormon already and love church. Their parents are interested too.
funny story: i ripped my last American suit trousers wide open doing a ballet leap with some kids. They got a lot of laughs out of it. So I have no more american suits...
I love you all so much! I cannot describe how grateful I feel to have you as my family and can't wait to see how much you've all grown. I feel a deep sadness when I think of finishing my mission and leaving this land and these people, but my one consolation is seeing all of you. I know the Lord lives and that He loves us. There is a reason and purpose for us being here and there are always opportunities to be an instrument in His hands to help His children in this journey back to Him. My whole mission has been an effort to do just that, and I have never known so much joy and love for our Saviour as I have while doing this work, it has changed me forever. I know He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross for us because He loves us and that He is our Saviour and Redeemer. I know He lives and I love Him.
|Our driving shades and a big field.|
|Straight down the seam!|
|Me and Big Al' playing around whole Jamie and Carly make us dinner.|
|Elder Bender, Elder Mthombeni, Taylor, Elder Withers|
|Jamie and Evie and Brother Trice after church last week.. matching pink ties for Easter|
|Tom and Jared and David in the background. After church on Easter as well.|
|Easter morning sunrise fail... here was no sunrise cause the clouds were too dense but it was still beautiful and we sang Easter songs and read the scriptures about the Resurrection.|
|Check out that turtle! Oh wait... it's Elder Hathaway.|
|Jamie and Carly with a few other recent converts|