Dear Mom, Dad, Eric, Belle, and Coffee,
Wow, how i miss you all. You all are amazing. I'm so grateful every night to have parents and a brother that simply love me. You all are so successful right now and I know it's because of your unwavering allegiance to the banner of Christ. You never let up during adversity and lift a warning call to all who will listen. Thank you for setting such an amazing example of diligence and dignity.
The mission is going great. I constantly feel as though there is no time left to improve and I'm not going to live up to the expectations I have set for myself by the end of my mission. I love serving the Lord, but I can't progress fast enough. I just want to be good and do everything that I'm supposed to do. I have big plans for when I return to be the best and most hard working that I can be. I know I sound like a broken record, but I just want to be good.
I'm happy that Elder Manning's return was that great. I know he was a fantastic missionary.
This last week we had POWER WEEK. Elder Magnuson and I worked as hard as we could to break personal records and do our best. We had a lot of success. We sweat a lot and helped many people come unto the Lord. I'm so grateful that I could be the Lord's missionary at such a pivotal time in the history of the world. The world needs the gospel more than ever and I get the privilege of sharing it with these golden and prepared people.
This week has been full of miracles to boot. We met a man that bought us chocolate drinks and pastries as we taught him the gospel. As it turns out he has lived in Iowa for a very long time and his son went on a mission to SOUTH AFRICA. If this man isn't the set up of God, I don't know what is. I can't wait to see what the near future holds as we work with this wonderful seeker of truth.
I don't have a ton to say this week for some reason. I just love being here. I love doing my best every day to help the Lord's cause. I every now and again hear American music or movie posters and I truly lack the desire to return to that lifestyle. I know that one day I must return to the world, but I have no intention whatsoever of returning into the world. I don't want to be as of the world as I once was. That's not me. I'm a disciple of Christ now and that's all I ever want to be.
I love you all so much. I hope that you are doing well and that you are safe. I love you more than you realize and miss you daily. I can't wait to see all of your glorious progression upon my return. Keep moving forward.