Thoughts on life as a missionary:
+ The hardest part is leaving
We come to live with, love and strive to become the people with whom we serve. At this point in my mission I have 100% Mexican blood. (Maybe a little central and South America, and perhaps a dash of the islands.) The point is I love the people I’ve met, after spending only hours with them. The hardest part is saying goodbye.
+ I will never work harder in my life.
When I return home I will have a heap of responsibilities, yes. But, none of the things I do as a normal person carry the same weight as what I do here and now every hour of every day. I wish I could retain the missionary lifestyle for the rest of my life.
+ We have the truth.
This is a bold statement, I know, but in these 20 months as a missionary I have done as much gospel study as I imagine anyone would do in a lifetime. Through this study I have come to learn 2 things
1. God exists
2. If you ask him a question, He will answer.
With those 2 things I would like to say that I have never met anyone who took the time to search for answers from God and was not led closer to him. In addition to that, I have never met anyone who, in an attempt to come closer to God, has read the Book of Mormon and NOT felt that it is the very word of God.
I've seen it in others and I’ve felt it in my own life. The Book of Mormon draws us closer to God our heavenly father. For this reason I know that we have the truth, and nothing can take that away.
After all this time I thought that I would have some great and deep understanding of theology. However, in reality I have gained merely a love for others and an assurance that I am doing what God would have me do.
This is all fine and good, but what do we do about it. I understand that all 5 of my readers have some sort of knowledge about these things. (3 of which are elders). So my statement is more of an invitation: Come unto Christ, seek him and you will find him. By nature of my calling, I am available to listen to anyone who wants to be heard. Find me on facebook :)