Sincerely Elder Irvine.
Monday, July 13, 2015
So the mission is still awesome. Im loving this so much. Time is flying by though and it's a little freaky. Elder Lira and I are tight like unto a dish and are seeing a lot of success. Elder Lira will be going home this transfer along with a lot of other missionaries I know. One thing that I have learned from Elder Lira is that when it's time to go home, it's time to go home. Some missionaries get to the end and they love the mission so much that they want to just stay out for ever and have a really hard time going home. Elder Lira is someone who realizes the importance of progression. He is excited to go home and progress in life and he knows that you don't need a name tag to be a missionary. I have really tried to let that become engraved in my heart. I will always be a missionary whether I have a tag or not. No, that doesnt mean that we have to go around preaching all day every day haha but we have been asked as children of God to be examples to our fellow brethren. To take upon us the name of Christ, and be ready always to comfort those that stand in need of comfort, mourn with those that mourn, and always be ready and willing to follow the direction that God would have us take. That is the path that will bring us the most happiness. I wonder how much greater the world would be if we each looked for opportunities to serve others each day, and then follow the opportunities that we see and do them. I know that there will never be a time when we serve someone else that we will not be blessed for it. If the love of Christ was brought into every relationship and every family, we would, as a world, be lifted out of poverty, freed from disputations and needless arguments, and truly be a happy people.