July 13, 2010

Short & Sweet

  • I'm excited for the last three weeks of my mission.  
  • I feel like they will be the most productive yet.  At least I hope I can make them. 
  • I want to keep working until the last second.  
  • I love being a missionary.   

July 1, 2010

Testimony of a Son of Helaman

  • Wow!  Our emails are getting shorter and shorter, just like the time I have left on my mission. 
  •  I'm such a bundle of emotions these days.  I'm excited, but sad and reflective.  So many feelings, I don't really know what to think these days.  I'm so thankful for my mission.  I'm grateful for the service I have been allowed to render.  I'm grateful for the people I have met and the wonderful changes I have been a part of. 
  • I'm impressed with the changes in myself.  I never saw myself as the person I am today.  I never thought I would be who I am.  I love being a missionary.  I wish I could instill all of my love for missionary work into every new missionary.  I know though, that they will gain this same love as they experience the things that I have.  
  • I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I don't think I will ever understand what He went through and the love He has for each and everyone of us.  I hope I can always show my gratitude for Him and His sacrifice. 
  • I know that God loves us and I'm thankful for His guiding hand in all that we do.   I love the restoration.  It makes me so happy to know that God continues to speak to us through a prophet.  I will always do what the prophet tells me to do.  I'm grateful for revelation.  I don't think I ever truly believed in Revelation before my mission. I heard so many stories about it, but it had never happened to me.  It is probably because I had never sought it.  I know that God gives us revelation to help us, to guide us. 
  • I'm thankful for the scriptures.  They are the guide to salvation.  Paul teaches about it in 2 Timothy.  I read it today with my companions.  It made me think about how true it is.  They show us the way to return to our Heavenly Father. 
  • I have a testimony of the plan of salvation and our potential to become like God.  I also have a testimony of the great responsibility we have to share the gospel and equally important to live the gospel.  
  • I'm grateful that God gives us families. As our families follow the example of Jesus Christ, we find true lasting happiness that will never end.  All in all I'm thankful for the Love of God and all that He does for us. If we recognize this love our lives are so much better.  :)
  • I don't really know why I did that, but I did.  I hope it helps someone.