I report to the MTC in just a few hours, at 12:25pm on November 16th. A lot of thought have been running through my head, but most have been reflections on how I got to where I am and how much this is going to impact my life. This past Sunday at church someone posed the hypothetical question, "What would you do if you knew that Christ would come back to the Earth in one year? What would you change?" I contemplated the second question and the answer popped into my head instantly:
For the next 18 months I will be teaching people about the gospel of Jesus Christ and I hope to help people find joy in their lives. I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God today. If I did not, I would not be dedicating my life to it. I hope throughout my life I will be an example and will serve others, but now I have the incredible privilege of doing this full time. I will not waste the time I am given.
I can't say what the next year and a half will bring, but I look forward to them. I have a tendency to worry and over think everything, but I have never felt more sure about anything in my life. No matter what my concerns are, I am turning them over to God and trusting His plan for me.
"Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not" (Doctrine and Covenants 6:36)
I am truly grateful to everyone who has brought me to where I am, from my high school best friend that I never lost touch with, to my first ever roommate who didn't care about my mess, to my my mother who showed me how to grow up, to my best friend who put up with me for two years, to my family that has always cared for me no matter the distance, to the step-father who raised me as his own, to the returned missionary who showed me by example what faith can do in a person's life.
I love you all.