My family and friends,
I can not believe that a year has come and gone this fast! It has been the most life changing time I have ever undergone. Where has it gone this fast? I know missionaries always say this but like most things, I never understand until I experience it myself. I am so grateful for the decision I made to serve a mission and for the spirit that guided me to making the right decisions. I wouldn't trade it for anything else and it has changed my life and others forever.
I have truly seen Matthewin action in my life and in the lives of others. "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." I know this is the Lord's work, this is where I am suppose to be. I love this, every second of it, the highs the lows and everything in between! I love being a representative of Jesus Christ, I love being a missionary!
Another great week full of great experiences. Everyday We notice the blessings from simply trying to do all we can. I am learning so much I wish I could express it all! We had a neat experience this week as we were planning we called some people in the area book and a man answered he was from Iraq and spoke great English.
We talked and he agreed to a meeting the next day. He kept saying on the phone "how did you know"? We didn't think anything of it and when we met him the next day we realized how elect this man was. At the begging of the meeting he asked us how did you guys know? We asked know what? He said that he had been taught a year ago and had to return to Iraq early. He was sad that he couldn't be baptized and that he lost our number.
He came back to Armenia for a bushiness trip and had been thinking about those guys in white shirts that taught him here a year earlier. The night he arrived in Armenia within one hour we called. It was neat to see the hand of the Lord in this man's life and to be able to help him . He will definitely be an Alma;great leader for his country one day.
So many neat experiences like that daily. We have been blessed with many investigators and we will be blessed to have some baptisms coming up soon. We are finding a lot of people, the hard part is getting them to stick around. We have received so much great counsel and know its time to put it all into practice. As a result that will help people recognize us as Christ's servants and our overall missionary work.
Elder Cornett and I are doing great! In a positive way It has been interesting with how different this companionship has been. how much work we have both put into learning from one another and humbling and changing ourselves. Elder Cornett is great I will always remember this transfer and all the life changing things I have learned from him. From my perspective he seems happier and for the most part and he has changed his attitude and outlook on things, it has been neat to see.
I have been in deep thought lately during the quiet times of missionary work. Not necessarily about anything specific but just pondering life, smelling the roses and enjoying this time I still have it. We often like to look ahead and think about how great something will be in the future or reminisce the past and long to remember those good times, and we overlook the good times we are creating in that very moment.
I feel as I have tried to be grateful for the present moment and live it to the fullest. I can see the big picture of life and things on an eternal perspective. It helps me fulfill my baptismal covenant and remember him, as well as being grateful for all he does for me. Love you all and I am thankful for your letters and your support.
Love Elder Lunt