the 4th of july
(For those wondering, Peyton gets home on August 15th and will speak in church about his mission on Sunday, Aug 19th at 1pm. He'd love to have you there!)
i love elder mashale, ive never had a guy correct me as much as he does. most people hate that and honestly at first i did but everyday it just reminds me of how much more i can improve. so greatful for that guys example and the push hes giving me to be a better missionary.
sweet is the work.
something ive been learning in my studies. is in mosiah 23-24. alma and the followers that left from the waters of mormon went to the land of helam to posses that land, they become a great people that followed the ways of god in all his doctrine. but god says this to alma, "the lord seeth fit, to chasten his people: yea he trieth their patience and their faith" god wanted to but the people of alma to the test even though they were righteous, god wanted to try their faith and integrity to see if even in trials if they would stand till the end as their prophet that they killed once did, abbinadi stood till the end, litterly burned by fire, standing for what he could not deny.
the people of alma then were given heavy burdens and tasks by the lamanites.
ive notice that the more and more i try to be obedient and work hard the lord tries my patients and faith, weather its with a stubborn investigator who keeps lying to me, or the leaders of the ward wont help us with the work, or even another freaking kid yelling at me, "OBRUNI OBRUNI OBRUNI, GIVE ME MONEY!" its not easy to stay calm or even want to keep being a missionary but i look at all the great examples that were before me that gave WAY more then i ever can give.
im trying to apply what those faithful saints did in the book of mormon. instead of praying to god and asking for deliverance or to be saved, they prayed to find strength so that their burdens may become light, that they would find those tasks to become easier and do it with a happier attitude.
holly molly its not easy but i know i can do this. i know it. im gonna finish this mission and fly through the finish. not cause its easy but because its worth it.
i love you all
GOD BLESS AMERICA
1-3. service project in otuam for the hospital! lot of fun!
4-6. made some fufu to celebrate suah and 1 year on mission hahahah7-8. mission bro. mashale and i. the best of the best.
9-16. more pics of the 4th celebrating at anamabo, thanks to elder ball! (idahoan)