I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT ADAM PACKER'S GOING TO BRAZIL!!!! THAT'S SO STINKING EXCITING!!!!!!!!!! Anyway
Hey guys!!! Thanks for the emails like always!! Dad it sounds like it's been a super eventful and crazy week, and just wanted to say congratulations on everything. Lots of opportunities are coming your way, and that's gonna be really good for you I'm sure. I'm excited for you.
It's been a good and pretty uneventful week. I've had lots of little personal spiritual experiences which has been an extra blessing for me. The work was kinda slow this week and we didn't make that much progress, but lately I've been really blessed to notice more and more God's presence in my life. I really feel like He's by my side in everything. I think I'm learning just a little bit more about how to be patient. I think in the past I've thought from time to time that when things weren't going 100% in my life, it was because of something wrong that I was doing, or that God had abandoned me, or some combination of the two. But I'm starting to feel a growing trust in the Lord's promises. He's promised me so many blessings in so many different ways and at different times, and if I'm doing my best and striving to do what I need to do, no matter what circumstance I find myself in, it's not like I'm gonna trade my birthright for a bowl of soup. I'm not perfect, but the Lord doesn't need me to be or He would have sent an angel or something to do the mission instead of me, haha. Just some thoughts I've been having. I feel really blessed to see a growing faith and hope in my life. I'm not perfect at being patient by a long shot but I'm trying to do better, and it's definitely been my focus lately. It'll work out.
I hope you guys are doing well. It sure sounds like you are from your emails. By the way (not like I'm counting...), (I'm really not counting. It's just that I like numbers and I can't help not counting!), today is day 351 of 702. In other words, I'm at exactly the halfway mark of my mission today. I feel kinda weird.
Love you guys. Can't wait to talk soon.