I wanted to write just one last blog post before I went home.
I am actually not really sure who the audience of this blog is; how many people have really been keeping up and keeping track of my journey. But whoever you are I just want you to know that if you strip away all the cultural and social hooplah that comes with a foreign mission and look at the results of this two year epic; all that stands is a man (yet still young) who left home- just a boy. I bear to you my simple testimony of the undeniable truth of the Gospel that I have shared over the past two years. While I am aware of the vast and varied religious background of my audience I still extend to all of you an opportunity to open your hearts to wonderful possibilities offered in this Gospel and in His Church.
Joseph Smith is a prophet of God- no slandering or denying (and may I add no Broadway Musical) could shake the testimony I have of that man. The Book of Mormon is a true record of Holy Scripture translated (from an ancient Egyptian tongue) by a very young man only a little older than myself, holding on his shoulders no more than a 3rd Grade education.
The Plan of Salvation has been revealed by that book. Families are meant to be forever if we live worthy of that blessing, and words could not express how grateful I am that my family has been sealed in a Temple of God. I know that God loves us. He is there, he is listening. The worth of our souls is great; and it is great because of the price that was paid for it. The best blood that this universe has to offer was shed for you and for me. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is the Savior.
I bear this testimony humbly. I am an imperfect man. I struggle often and have to exert much effort just to do the simple commandments. But I can say that I am giving it all I have got.
If you are even the least bit curious about these truths and how I came to know them; I am only a message away on social media or text.
I love you all so much. Every last one of you. I am grateful for the prayers and the support. I could not have done this without you.
I am frankly terrified for life on the other side but that is okay haha. I can do scary things:)
I love you all.