Hey family, sorry I haven't been so up to date in my writing; this week I got my flight plans and my new name tags, the mission is becoming so real!! I leave next Wed, Aug 20th, at 4;30 am, flight DELTA to Oakland airport. I wasn't really excited about it at first, but the Spirit is growing within me, and letting me feel for my brothers and sisters, so I'm getting anxious to get out and test my testimony and faith. I'm traveling alone, which is alittle daunting, but I stopped my fear right there with the Holy Ghost's help, and remembered that I will always have my god to support me, and that I can call upon in my need. This simple thought has worked beyond the sphere of traveling alone, and has strengthened my faith even more. The simple ideas and doctrines of the Gospel are powerful, but they are nothing without a testimony; and that's why I'm on a mission, to share the experiences of god's hand in my life, and to testify to others that Christ lives, and he will save us. So please, write back to me any situation of my childhood that was a miracle, or simple, or astounding, for I am a boy of small remembrance. Help me. I can testify that Charity never faileth, and that by living in it's manners, I've come on quests for answers of the simplest nature, but that needed to be known and answered. So look for when you first recognized a god in your life, and then realize that he has always been there for you. I am happy to see the world though his eyes, and to know that his children are the greatest joy. I hope we can all ponder the feelings of our heart as Enos, that we might be made to look to god always, for answers, and for guidance. I love you all, and the letters, packages, and sketchy drop off packaages; they do me so much joy that I really don't think you may understand. I hope I can include you all in my thoughts, and I love you all. I'll be calling you on the morning I leave, and I would love any talks, advice, or testimonies so that I can grow my faith.;)
I am dedicating 2 years to be a missionary for the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. You'll read my stories of dealings with God and with men who I call my brothers.