Hello mom and the rest of the world! It's great to hear about all the excitement for the new school year! Just think of it this way, in the middle of next school year, I'll be back! I did get your package with the update on my Lone Peak boys. My heart and prayers are with them this season as they seek to defend the title. That's a bummer about George not being back for Kale's farewell but I know George's thoughts will be with him for that day. Excited for Autumn to take ASL 2! Only problem is if this year she takes that, and next year ASL 3, then her senior year there won't be anything! And what if she turns out to be better than me when I get back? Nope she needs to transfer to French or something
Today we had... DEATH TEMPLE! But before that a little testimony. These past
two transfers we have been reading the BoM as a mission, because of the
apostolic blessing that Elder Bednar pronounced upon us that the gospel of
Christ would be open to our understanding. Well I fell behind. Way behind. So
behind that on Thursday Aug 9 I was only in Mosiah 6. But then the Spirit of
the Lord was wrought upon my soul and a desire to finish the Book was engraved
upon my heart. I read like crazy, my soul focus has been reading that Book. As
of this morning, 13 days after I started it, I am finished with it. I bear
sincere and solemn witness that this Book is of God. As I have become dedicated
to reading the Book of Mormon, my spirit has changed. I know for a fact that
every time you read the BoM cover to cover, you become a better person.
Problems become less of a problem, blessings become more of a blessing.
Weaknesses turn to strengths and strengths turn to strengthier things (anybody
know what that would be called?) How great is God for giving us this witness of
His divine Son?! Who can say enough of our great and marvelous Father?! The
plan of happiness is real eveyone! Jesus Christ is real! And
there was no better than to rejoice in my testimony than in His house this
morning. True happiness only comes from walking the path. I wish my
investigators could see that. I especially wish the Izaguirre family could see
that. They have so much potential as individuals and as a family. I will stay
with them until the end, my hope in them, in all my investigators, is eternal.
To the edge my family, whom you are if you are reading this, LVE
Elder Schoemig ,\,,/