Well thanks for the update mom! 17 days... wow (gulp)
I just finished my Returning Home with Honor paper. It was tough answering those questions! I took a little too much time though sorry...
This week was a great week for my prayers. I learned a lot of things. One of the things I learned of which I was most proud of was along the lines of Elder Eyring's talk of the "law of increasing returns" or as I studied it further, the law of the harvest. I learned that even though my mission is coming to an end, I am not yet perfect. I was stressed during the week that I have so much more growth that I need to make in my life . But in the long run, what is important is that I get faced in the right direction. I may not be perfect now, but I am making progress and I will take that direction with me after my mission. In a sense like after this life. I may not be perfected at the end of my life but I sure will be in the direction leading to perfection so that afterwords I can continue. Whereas if I flat-line I would continue afterwords in a state without progression eternally. This life is the time for us to make the choices that give us our eternal direction. Having received a desire to live the gospel to its fullness during my mission, will give me so much more direction for my life.
It makes a lot more sense in my notes with all the graphs I drew, it was a lot of fun. I love studying the gospel and plan on continuing that after the mission.
I would definitely say I have loved my mission, it is going to be very hard to go, not that I don't want to see you guys or anything, its just going to be weird to going back to normal. The mission has really been an incredible experience and it's weird that it will just be over...
Also, this Saturday we will be leaving for Suriname and we will be getting back Tuesday so emails will be Wednesday. Don't freak out. You should be used to this by now! haha!
Last zone conference! woot!
Love you all bunches!
Me and Elder Bodily
Hmmm...not sure what happened to his shoes, but it's probably a good thing he's coming home soon!
Our visit to the fort this morning
An Aggie and a Ute fan