Tuesday, May 16, 2017

week 84 (5/15/2017)

Hey everybody, longtime... I guess that's my fault.  Sorry, things are always pretty busy over here so it has been easy for me to find something else to do rather than write you all, but I am repenting so please forgive me (;

My time here is almost up.  Two more transfers to go... it's difficult to believe; but at the same time when I look back at all that has happened it's not difficult at all.  These past two years have been rich, full of so many great experiences provided by so many wonderful and inspiring people.  I don't regret it at all.
Nothing is ever ideal or perfect as it might look like from the outside, mission included; otherwise life would be quite like a fairytale I suppose, and nobody would ever cry.  But that's not really what life is about.  We're here to grow and become better, there's never growth in comfort and there's not comfort in growth, but the times when we grow are the times that we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Coming on a mission has been the hardest experience of my life, I know I'm not done yet, but reflecting is good, right? (;  I've loved it, is the bottom line.  I'm just glad the Lord strengthened me and gave me the desire to finish it.
The people here have changed me and my life forever.  That's not to say it has been a fairytale, it wasn't!! But, it has all been worth it!
I hope that I can continue to strive to be positive through the good times and the bad, and always remember the good over the bad.  I hope you all can do the same.  I love you all.  I pray that you are well.

"Do what is right, let the consequence follow!"

Have a great week.

Love,
Elder Speakman

Mothers Day Baptism

 We went to another members house in our area (she's the cook at the mission home). That's my companion and elder Lindley the Assistant eating fufu