I heard something interesting this week. A group of missionaries were talking and one of them said, "Yep! These are the best 2 years of our lives!" And I thought about that for a second and realized that as true as that is, it would have been a lot more true if he would have said, "Yep! These are the best 2 years for our lives." I love the idea of having new experiences and becoming fluent in the language. I love the idea of living in a foreign country for 2 years and learning this new culture. I love the idea of dedicating my life to the Savior for these long, hard, and rewarding 2 years. And I love the mission. Yeah, it's going to get hard at times. But in the end I will have grown so much. You can't grow without growing pains. If you are considering serving a mission here's my advice: Just forget about yourself and your worldly desires and DO IT. That's what I did and I'm only in my 4th month and I have learned and grown SO MUCH. I never would have learned the things I've learned without this mission. "May we ever be found doing the work of the Lord." - Thomas S. Monson. These are the words that answered my prayer about a mission. I hope they can help any of you who are thinking about it.
Thank you all for everything. I'm so grateful for your support, love, and prayers. I can't express just how grateful I am through words. I pray for you all every single morning and night and I won't stop anytime soon. I send my love.
May we be blessed with the wind at our backs and the strength to press on so we may further build His kingdom upon the earth.