There is a lot of woods here

Hi Family and Friends!

We have been spending most of the week with a Mini-missionary! For those who don’t know, mini-missionaries are young men (or women) who are close to the age of being able to go on a mission so they go and spend 4-7 days with the full time missionaries to get more familiar with what it is. Our mini-missionary was named Dallin, he is from another ward not too far away from our area. It was really fun to have him! We spent time knocking on doors in the heat, doing service for those who needed it, taught lessons, and attended church with us. We met his family last night at a fireside – it
was a really great experience for him.

Phill came prepared again to our lesson. He really enjoys meeting with us; we talked about Charity in Moroni 7, I love it because he said that having
love is so simple. Dugh. Along those lines. He is catholic and grew up that way. He is not a reader, however taking time to read the Book of Mormon. We also talked about the spirit in our lives, and how it can testify of truth, especially spiritual matters.

We had this really great lesson in Gospel Principles on Sunday. A lot of the newer members of the ward were there, and we talked about tithing and
such, however I am just grateful for the opportunity to learn together. Many members have such strong testimonies, especially the new members. Just
sitting there and seeing who each of them are makes me really happy.

We will be getting our new mission president this week. Lots of changes ahead, however looking forward for another great year as a full time missionary.

My brothers and sisters, the first great commandment of all eternity is to love God with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength—that’s the first great commandment. But the first great truth of all eternity is that God loves us with all of His heart, might, mind, and strength. That love is the foundation stone of eternity, and it should be the foundation stone of our daily life. Indeed it is only with that reassurance burning in our soul that we can have the confidence to keep trying to improve, keep seeking forgiveness for our sins, and keep extending that grace to our neighbor. -Jeffrey R. Holland Last conference address.

I am seeing that more and more everyday as a missionary. The Lord loves each and every one of us. No matter what we ever will do, he already knows
what we will do, he loves us non the less.