Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Week #2 Leaving the MTC and heading for Columbus OH!

It is crazy how time flies here! I can't believe that I will be on a plane to Columbus, Ohio! This last week has been so spiritually edifying. I'll apologize again right now for not sending pictures, but I will send them when I get out to Columbus. I will also have a few videos, if they can load, to send of my companion, Elder Chavez, playing the piano. He is a mad man when he's shredding some gnar on the ivories. He's a musical genius!

My teachers were the best. Sister Wyatt and Sister Thomson are amazing, and I know that through them and the Spirit I have been able to grow sooo much. We had the opportunity to teach a couple of investigators in preparation for being out in the field, and that was amazing. 

This mission is easily the best decision I have ever made, and I know that this is where I am meant to be. I know there will be tough days, even horrible days, but nothing will be better, or make it all more worth it than if I can help those I come into to contact with come closer to Christ. 

Matthew O. Richardson, the new VP at BYU for Advancement, gave a devotional on Sunday. We have had several since being here, and all of them have been great, but he said something that stuck with me so well. I am responsible for what goes on during my mission, and I should strive to be a REAL missionary. No half efforts, no sleeping in, no misconduct. I represent Christ, and I should do so with honor and pride in His name. This mission will not be the best two year of my life, there is no way that it could be! I have so much to look forward to. These two years, however, will be the best two years FOR my life. It will prepare me to become the man that I am striving, and working so hard to become.

Whenever I have felt doubt, God knows just how to pick me up. The other Elders and Sisters in my district have helped me so much in realizing things about myself, within myself. I owe everyone here for who I am becoming, and I hope that I have helped them, or changed them in some degree the ways the have me.

Time is so short here and I feel like it is so difficult to email everyone, so if I don't get to you I am genuinely sorry. I will try to do certain people every other week or so just so everyone feels me love for them.

A few scriptures that have really touched me recently are D&C 6:22-24, all of section 62, and 121:7-8. They have really helped me put my doubts away, and forget myself in this wonderful work of which I am blessed to be apart of. I am learning to be less selfish, not think of myself, but look outwards, and become more like Christ. This is my wish for everyone that I know and love, and I am doing the best I can to lead by example. 

I love you all so very much, and I hope that my emails are detailed enough to fill you on what I am doing, how I am doing, and the ways that I am progressing. If you have any ideas or things you want to know about, please email me and let me know so I can add more or take out things that aren't as interesting.

'Til we meet again... God be with you 'til we meet again.

NOTE from Jason: Got a few other pictures from Stacey and so I'm posting them. :)

Kamill and Trenton


Trenton and Dalton 

1 comment:

  1. Doing the Jesus shuffle... Keep it up, brother! May you touch the lifes of many and show at least one, the way to our Savior and what His love has to offer. Stay away from magic powders and voodoo dolls!!