Wow can you guys already believe it's November again? I remember this time last year when I was just starting the mission over in Nogales. Crazy to think I've got less than eight months left and will be home before I know it. The time is passing by really fast, too fast actually and it's kind of been getting to me lately. The mission has really been a great experience for me, I've learned so much over this past year or so, not just like in the language or culture or information about the church, but about myself and my perspective on life. It's kinda funny actually because before the mission I remember hearing a ton of people saying that the mission changes you and molds you into a better person, and in a way I believed that, but I didn't really truly understand how the mission did that to people but now I completely understand why people say that.
The mission has humbled me so much and more important than anything it's helped me to gain a strong testimony of a Heavenly Father who created and loves each one of us. The mission, if it's only done one thing for me, has helped me better understand that each of us really are sons and daughters of a loving Father and that our actions and examples ultimately destine our own fate as well as help destine the fate of others if it be that our actions and examples influence others in some way. Or in other words, our actions here on Earth really do have their consequences and each of us has a great responsibility in doing our part in helping others to be able to live with their Father in Heaven again. Or, in other words, our actions and choices do matter. That's why it's so important for me to always strive to become a better example and better missionary, because I know that ultimately the decisions I make can change the lives of those around me. I know that I'm not perfect and I have plenty of faults, but I know that at the end of the day that I'm never going to become perfect, I can only become better. And that doesn't only go for us missionaries, but as for all of us as people. It's something that will stay with me for life. And that's why I've loved being on a mission because I know that if I was still home right now I never would have been blessed with such a deep knowledge and understanding in that thing.
Now, back to business haha. This week went pretty well for us other than the fact that we had a decently hard time finding people in their homes. All of our lessons were great but the problem is that we didn't have a lot of them. We've been looking for a lot of new people to teach too because some of our investigators just aren't progressing the way we'd like them to. So we'll see how that goes for us this week.
My companion and I are getting along pretty well, we're both pretty relaxed and agree on just about everything. So that's good news.
We're having interviews tomorrow with Presidente Robinson up here at Agua Prieta and I´m really looking forward to that.
I also got the package you guys sent me from the zone leaders on Friday, I really enjoyed everything and especially the candy so thanks a lot!
I think that's about it for today, I'll be writing back those who wrote me in a sec and answer some of their questions, and sorry but I didn't bring my camera so I don't have any photos this week.
Thanks for all of the love and support, I love you and miss you guys a lot, take care and have a great week!
Con amor, Elder Thayne