So this past week was fun! I had the opportunity to not only celebrate my oldness with my zone but to see the loving bond that a misssionary family creates. I have learned that the only way to grow is to pass through the refining fire. It's hard sometimes here, not only spiritual but physical as well.
Sometimes I miss all of you back home to the point that I
talk to investigators of how a ward family is a huge gift from God and
if it wasn't for all of you, I would have been lost. I get strength by
knowing that I have obtained spiritual gifts that nothing can take away. Know that even though I miss all of you, God has promised that if I do my
best and give my all to the people here, all the blessings will go back
home to my family, which is all of you! So I'm not worried because knowing
this I get strength and my motivation is based on having the promise
that all of you will be safe.
Thanks for allowing me to bless every one
of your homes! I can testify that a promise from God makes things so
much different! That having a knowledge of his greatness only brings us
closer to one another and by loving him all other things fall in place!