Hey mom, I sent dad an email with some goals for you. It is about 2:30 here and we are doing some clothes. You might be home here soon from your work out. Tell Blair I love her for me. It is going great! I don't have many pictures yet, I'll send some when I get to the field. I love you all.
I'm having an amazing time. We went to the temple today and it was energizing, I feel so amazing right now. I miss you guys back home and my puppy. In the temple today I was thinking about her when she crawled up on me and laid between my legs and fell asleep that night we stayed up and watched Bruce Almighty, I miss the dumb things she would do, but I will get to see her in no time. This time will fly I'm sure.
I want all of you after dinner to study the Book of Mormon, read the last 2 paragraphs in the intro, even though, you are members your testimony can and will be strengthened. Then read from First Nephi and read till you reach Mormon, read at least 3 columns a night. You will be done with in a year, then pray to know if it's true. We go through life as members thinking we don't need to read, just wait till church; but our faith will not grow and eventually we can fall away. Elder Bednar said, a great percent of missionaries will fall away afterwords and it's because they are just going off a testimony and that's not enough. So I want you, mom, and Kayla, when she is there, to read; build your faith; step outside your comfort zone and be a missionary. You as members are just as much a missionary as I am. We are surrounded by His children and the worth of souls is great to Heavenly Father, as President Monson said, "Dare to stand alone, dare to make it known."