A lot has happened in four years being a member. It has been the hardest, yet best time of my life. I feel like Satan is nagging at me more and I have to work harder to get him to leave. Through those trials and nagging moments, I have built a bond with our Heavenly Father of trust and love. Kneeling to pray is the time I can feel His love the most. I often take it for granted. I try and take a few minutes in my prayers expressing gratitude towards the blessings I have received and for all my knowledge I have learned.
I was talking to a friend today. I was telling him how I used to do anything to get away from the missionaries. I am so humiliated to
I have met the most incredible people by joining the Church. Some who will be in my life forever. I couldn't have asked for better missionaries. They were always straight forward, knew how to explain in a way I could understand, and were like brothers I never had. I still talk to them on a regular basis and hope that never changes.
I remember my baptism like it was yesterday. Actually, right around this time (4:30), I was getting ready for it. I was freaking out; I was going to be "re-dunked" over and over, I was going to fall backwards. Well Ron made my worries go away. We practiced for a good twenty minutes on what to do. It was great.
After I was baptized and confirmed, I had people leave my life for the choice I made. Do I miss them? Oh yes. It happens though. People come and go. I wouldn't change it for anything. If I had to, I would go through every single thing a million times fold.
Four years ago, I would have never thought I would be here. I never thought I would be serving a mission. I am and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to show those people who are ready the happiness and joy they are in store for.
|Elder Carver, Me, Elder Trubey, and Elder Newsom|
The Book is blue.
The Church is true.
And God is Mormon.
- Elder [Josh] Trubey (told me that in his testimony-- I'm sure a lot of people say it?)
Happy Baptism Anniversary to me!
P.S. When I will have been baptized for 23 years, I'll still be celebrating. Just saying.