One thing I like about having them gone is the chance for me to make new friends. This summer I have made a bunch of new friends that have helped ease this pain I was going through. Suprisingly some are about 3-4 years older than I, it is definitely a good change. They are still SUPER silly but more marture at times as well. This has also given me a chance to focus more on myself. One of my main focuses is now geared towards college and getting done as quickly as possible. Also to gain a greater testimony of my church and to grow spiritually. My friends will be spiritual giants once they return, I can't help but want to grow in the same way with them. They all have been such wonderful inspirations to me to become a better person, and to serve others more. Its so nice to have the opportunity to write each one of my buddies and see how they are doing often, and get pictures and updates. I Love my fellas.
All in all I wanted to make this tribute to my fella's out in the mission field. Continue to serve faithfully and be all you can be. I am so happy you are where the Lord needs you most and I can't to see you all again soon! Some of you in a year and a half some of you in two. Have fun and I love you all. Remember: Be Faithful and True and The Lord Will Follow Through.
HERE ARE SOME OF MY MISSIONARIES!!
ELDER BARNWELL: LONDON, ENGLAND SOUTH!
ELDER NOBLE : OSORNO, CHILE
ELDER SOLOMAN: MONTEVIDEO, URAGUAY
ELDER PALMER: ORLANDO, FLORIDA SPANISH
ELDER JOHNSON: BARCELONA, SPAIN
ALL THE FELLA'S AT PRESTONS OPEN HOUSE INCLUDING: (L TO R)
ELDER HICKMAN: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
ELDER SHUMWAY: PARAGUAY!
ELDER CHAPMAN: PORTLAND, OREGON