On Tuesday were were able to really be dilligent, we were finding
all day! I love finding people to teach. Sure it can get tiresome, it
can be long, but talking to people about their lives and seeing the fire
flicker in there eyes, just remembering a long time ago in a far off
place we were once brothers and sisters really makes my heart beat
faster. I love that feeling. I think it has made me such an extravert. I
can't stop talking, even now as I type this e-mail, I'm talking. It's a
talent if you ask me. You know something I love, I love being
spontaneous, because it really is in those moments you see how much you
have developed. Luck is when opportunity meets preparation, that has
been my motto for the past week, I love doing something that I have
prepared in my mind, I love asking questions that make people really
think, and then they think, they think some more... they answer me with a
perfect text book answer, it makes me smile and I testify to what they
say and well they become an investigator and the rest is history. I used
the word "love" alot, it just shows the type of person I have become...
I "LOVE" my mission. I love coming home tired and saying "Elder, that
was a great day!", not to my companion, just to myself in the mirror,
and I love my thoughts of how I can better help my investigators keeping
me up at night.
Wow, my e-mails have become my feelings on a computer screen than a
weekly update... but I shall continue! Don't you just love this?
We really have been able to take opportunities of many things,
something I have been advertising is my Mormon Profile, it is just such a
great tool, I'm trying to refine it, like white gold, like... stainless
steel, so that when I give it to people on the streets, to people we
are teaching and to members of the ward they see that I am just more
than a face in a suit, but something beautiful and purple (it's my
I have such a strong testimony of "positive self talk" sure it comes
from having confidence and a nice "balanced" ego such as my ego. So I
made an "attractive things about me" list so just keep on looking at my
mormon profile over the next few weeks because if "long walks on the
beach, sitting by warm fires with good company and looking for
challenges" doesn't make it personal, it'll be refined.
I was in Southport on exchanges this week and it was amazing, I love
being near the seaside, 90% of the people we talk to stopped for us and
we spoke to alot of people. I love it when it's sunny, it really makes a
difference. People are happy, people stop and people talk. I love all
three of those things! I realise I am saying "love" way too much and not
on purpose, this will go down in my journal as the "love" e-mail. I
love e-mailing too!
We converted some people there, did some smiling, some uplifting and then I came back to St. Helens.
Helens is just the best area of the mission, I love it! We were
teaching alot this week and I've really tried to take my excitement to a
whole new level, I don't know if that is possible. The gospel makes
people happy and I am happy sharing it! I am on top of the world right
now. Nothings going to bring me down.
I need to write a positive self talk song on my Uklele later,
hopefully this excitement/ enthusiasm/ energy is contagious and you all
get it from reading this e-mail and it just doesn't look silly. The
member here have been trying to catch me not smiling/ happy. It isn't
going to happen.
I just feel like I need to say. I love you all!
Love, Love, Love