Well, I've two weeks left! I don't really know what to think at this point, all I know is that the mission has been the best experience ever and I feel sad knowing that I'm leaving this phase of my life behind.
My companion and I have been working really hard lately and we were actually able to get one of our investigators, Abraham to church yesterday! We've been teaching him for about the past three weeks and he and his wife (less-active) were able to come to church! He and his wife are both doctors, pretty successful, and very intelligent, and are definitely not like the normal type of people we teach in that sense. We had a family home evening on Thursday with them and we brought the recently-released stake president with us and had an AWESOME lesson. It was his first time at church and I seriously love these guys. We were practicing a musical number that we were going to sing before sacrament meeting and then all of the sudden I saw them walk in and it just made me super happy. Every Sunday is like Christmas all over again, we just wait and see which presents (investigators) show up and then celebrate like crazy the entire day haha.
Scripture for the week is Jacob 6:12
12. O be wise; what can I say more?
Alright, I know, I know, it's a pretty basic and somewhat silly scripture right here but it actually applies quite a bit to our lives. Being wise is probably one of the most important qualities that a person could have. There is a huge difference between someone who is smart and someone who is wise. Smart people are intelligent but wise people make intelligent choices. Being wise can help guide us in life and help us to avoid foolish decisions that bring pain and doubt. I know that as we trust in the Lord and in His Atonement, making wise decisions according to our personal convictions, we can stay on the correct, narrow path that leads us safely back into our Heavenly Father's presence. So be wise and think deeply and pray with faith about every decision that you make.
I'm so grateful for the opportunity and blessing that God has given me to be able to serve this mission and I now know that it was a wise decision to come out here. The changes that I've been able to see in others and in myself have been incredible and they are things and testimonies to me of the plan that God has for each of us. The Spirit that I've felt has been undeniable and are things that will hold me close to His Gospel.
I can't wait to go home and continue on with the plan that God has for me and continue to serve the Lord in other aspects in my life. I can't wait to see all of your faces again and just be with you all. I love you all and am probably just as excited as you are to meet up again haha.
Have a great week...only 15 more days!!
Con amor, Elder Thayne