My last message home,
SOOOOOO, this is my last week in field. It has flown by so fast. Part of me wants to stay. There is still too much to learn, and I feel like I have only tapped into the experience and knowledge that I could have obtained. On the other hand, the other part of me is exhausted and is ready to depart this life. The mission really is like a miniature life. We are born as new missionaries. We have just a short opportunity to learn and grow from our experiences. There are ups and downs, but through it all we come out refined and sanctified through Jesus Christ. We get old and soon we pass on to the next life. The whole purpose of life is to prepare to meet God, and we cannot waste away our time idle, or just plain apathetic. What we make of ourselves will determine our rewards later in life. I pray and hope that I will be able to continue onward in my 'next' life to continue to progress in this Gospel that Christ has given me.
I love you all,
p.s. I found this quote by elder holland, it is my new favorite : 'no misfortune is so bad that whining about it won’t make it worse.'