Happy Valentines Day! Hard to believe 2 years ago today I came home from basic training. The statement of Jacob from the Book of Mormon "time passed away with us and also our lives passed away like if it was unto a dream" seems more surreal everytime I have a moment of reflection and ever real on my mission. How grateful I am for this time I have been given.
This entire last week I was with an Armenian missionary as Elder Porcelli was down with sickness in Yerevan. He seems to be doing better. I pray for him and his health.
I learned and grew much, as much opposition and testing came. Sometimes it felt that the only attribute I have developed on my mission is perserverance but as I talk a step back I realize the eternal growth and the tangiable evidence of the Atonement in my life. It was a great opportunity to emmulate the Character of Christ and turn outward in the midst of trials and constant grind.
"Oh wretched man that I am". As Nephi stated at low point in his life. comforting to know that Nephi understood the importance of humility and the capability to be changed through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.(2 Nephi 4) Recongnizing the love of God in his life and the need for change Nephi essentially asks for a change of nature.
This principle of our will becoming the Father's through the enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is one that continues to change my life. I am grateful for this gift from our eldest brother and the love and perfect unity of the Godhead.
The biggest miracles this last week were the ones within ourselves.The short term missionary (Narek) and I had many neat faith building experiences of obedience and love.
There are many investigators that will be baptized one day as a result of our interactions with them. There are a few that have understood, applied, and now are ready for the waters of baptism. We have done our best in activating agency and being epistles of the Lord. After every test,trial or detour on our path of discipleship, It is a blessing to be able to say "I know in whom I have trusted".
I love you all, thank you.
Love Elder Lunt