(Written Monday, April 4, 2016)
Hello dear family and friends,
It's been a crazy week. I wrote this email earlier and accidentally
deleted it with no way to retrieve it so it won't be as good as the
first time, but here we are nonetheless.
Conference was simply amazing, I feel so grateful to have been able to
watch it three times as a missionary. The messages were incredible and
inspiring, Elder Arnold telling us to just get to the rescue and stop
talking about it, President Uchtdorf talking about the building being
restored and how Christ can restore us and all the awesome talks on
families being together forever. That's really what it's all about, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church
that can offer families together forever. I love that knowledge and
belief that my family can be together forever and I love sharing that
with other people.
This week, one of the highlights was taking the
Montez family and some of their cousins to the temple. As we showed
them a picture before the visit they said, "Woah, that looks like a
castle I want to go there everyday!" And as they walked around they
were in awe at the beauty and peace around the Lord's home. They
picked a spot on the temple and made it their promise between each
other and God that they would go through the temple and be sealed as a
family for eternity someday. I love having people do that, I even have
my own spot on the temple that I can't wait to share with my future
should get better this week so I can proselyte my heart out before
All I can say is that I love the lord, I love conference and listening
to his servants, I believe in what they say and desire to apply it to
my life. I know I'm not perfect and still have so much to learn. Thank
goodness my progression doesn't end at the end of a mission. I feel so
grateful for these precious moments to serve the Lord and now this
worn out body won't get in the way of this fired up spirit. Just like
it was said in conference "Christ has already cured this illness" and
I'm grateful to know that is true.
May you all apply what you've learned from conference for an even more
spiritual week to come!
Love you all!