First I would like to sincerely thank everyone that wrote me for my birthday! It made the day above and beyond special to receive so many notes and kind words from you all so thank you so much!
This week was AWESOME. The best I have had in Ascoli and quite possibly the best week I have had on my mission in terms of personal improvement and visual evidence of our hard work over these past weeks. We met with two new families and one for sure has huge potential for immediate growth and progress. Trying to type out all the feelings I have about this past week is seeming to be more difficult than I thought. All I can say is God works miracles. If times are hard than work twice as hard. If they don’t get better than work three times as hard. Pray every day. Pray for strength, for patience, for humility, for diligence. Then out of nowhere so many things will come together all at once and it will seem as though the heavens opened just for you. Never underestimate the value of hard work. At the very least hard work is a gift all on its own. I’m so grateful to be serving as a missionary. There is no greater joy I have found in my life than from serving others. I have grown to love where I am. I love the people here, the members, everyone. I am grateful for the mercy our Heavenly Father extends to us when we need it and I’m grateful for all of YOU. You inspire me everyday to put forth my absolute best and I am thankful for you constant support and words of advice.
I love you all. I pray for you all. Serve someone in need this week!
“And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.”