Saturday, May 30, 2009

Open House Today

Thailand approaches very quickly. I had my open house today. It was surreal. I was given wads of cash that I feel somewhat guilty about. If only because I am very well off financially. But this is so amazing. It's happening. I can't wait. Pray for me and my talk tomorrow?

With love,


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What I am praying for

1. Feeling a bit better. I have been a bit sick lately. 
2. The gift of tongues. 
3. Understanding of Gospel Principles and the scriptures. 
4. Inspiration for my talk. 

I haven't blogged as much lately. I have been lazy, tired, stressed out, etc. I feel bad because I often think my friends think I am lame because I have been so incommunicado. Stress. I wish I could be more available. There is so much to do and so many goodbyes to say. So I guess the most important thing I am praying for is strength to say goodbye to my home of 19 years. I can't wait to serve the people of Thailand, however. I can't wait to share a testimony of Christ that grows stronger every day. 

And that's good news. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The First Blog in a Long Time

I haven't blogged very much lately. My days have mostly been occupied by: fitting myself for my new my suit, buying shoes, getting new orthodics, preparing for everything in general, and stressing about how little time I have left. It's kind of a stressful time of life. Leaving this far away for the first time is pretty scary. The furthest I have ever lived away from home was my recently completed freshman year in Provo. And that was only an hour away. I am now going someplace that is 8, 148 miles away. Excited? More than I could ever express. Scared? Yes. But I feel like I can do it. 

This is kind of neat. I have known this for a while but I think I will share it today. Thailand was dedicated by President Hinckley for the preaching of the Gospel on November 2nd 1966. Anyone know what Novemeber 2nd is? That's my birthday! What a joy! And ironic. 

Here's a few happinesses. 

1. Thai food with friends yesterday. Laughter and everything good about friends. 
2. Theological discussions- theodicy. 
3. Thailand. 
4. Family. 
5. Getting endowed today. 
6. Sleep. And lots of it. 
7. My brother's sour cream blueberry coffee cake. I am obsessed with blueberries. 
8. Thailand. 
9. Missouri trip! I am going to get back those lands of inheritance if it's the last thing I do! (Clearly this is in jest)
10. Waking up at 11 and blogging.