Monday, July 3, 2017

Second Last Email!!!!!

So I can't even believe how close I am to coming home. It's become pretty real in the past few days, not just like an understanding that I am coming home - but like actually having to prepare and think logistically about it - and I don't really like having to think about it, I'd kind of rather just get stuck right in to missionary work - which we are doing! It's a little crazy.

But nonetheless, this week we were all over the place still! We went to:

- Sheffield 4 w/ Elder Campbell & Elder Christensen. both from Utah
- Keighley w/ Elder Pilling & Elder Bailey, from Okotoks & Australia
- Hull 1 w/ Elder Kearl & Elder Saylin, both from Utah
- Gateshead w/ Elder Schmidt & Elder Christensen. from Utah & California
- South Shields w/ Elder Zeck & Elder Hardy, from Lethbridge & Utah

So still a busy, full week!

On Saturday Elder Rhea and I also had a chance to go and look at some of the sights to see in the mission in Northumberland! We went up to Alnwick, and a bunch of other places up there - we even made it right up to the Scottish Border! See the pics for more - they speak for themselves & I'll caption them.

We also had a mission home fireside this weekend - and the Turvey's are taking us out for dinner tonight at a nice restaurant because I'm going home next week. (We'll have another dinner at their house the night before I fly home as well)

But yeah, we've been all around, just working and working hard to train lots of missionaries. 

Here's a poem I found a while ago that seemed really relevant this week:

"Father, where shall I work today?”
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed out a tiny spot
And said, “Tend that for me.”
I answered quickly, “Oh no; not that!
Why, no one would ever see,
No matter how well my work was done;
Not that little place for me.”
And the word He spoke, it was not stern;
He answered me tenderly:
“Ah, little one, search that heart of thine.
Art thou working for them or for me?
Nazareth was a little place,
And so was Galilee.”

No matter what calling or position we are asked by our Heavenly Father to do, we need to do it with excellence. No matter how small, no matter how insignificant we feel in our calling - we should lift where we stand. 

No matter what I'm asked to do in my life, I'll go where the Lord wants me to go, and I'll be the person he wants me to be. 

Love you guys.

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