Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Here we go!

Well if your reading this than that means I am on my way to Brazil! holy Crap! Its so crazy to think that in just 1 day I can be thousands of miles away from my home, my family and my friends......... (ive been sitting here for 5 minutes and cant think of the right words)....... I just want to say Thank You to everybody I know! I would not be the "Elder" I am today without any of you. I have had so many great examples to look up to and to learn from, every time i sit back and ponder my life I just go "wow, have i ever experienced anything truly hard?" And I cant think of one hard thing that I have had to endure in my life. How blessed is that? The lord has truly blessed me with a great life, starting with my family and trickling down to every person who has ever helped me in my life. I am hoping that this mission will be the hardest thing I have ever done and possibly ever will do, I don't mean that i want my mission to be full of discouragement and let-downs, no. I want to feel like I am giving EVERY fiber of my body and soul each and every day to continuing a work that is so important! Its awesome to think that everyday I can grow closer to my father in heaven and everyday I can do better than the day before.

Well this post is getting longer than I intended it to be so I just want to share my Testimony with all of you that I know without a dout that the church is true! That Joseph Smith did in fact see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that day in the grove. That he was given the power to translate the sacred records we know as the Book of Mormon and that every single word in that book is true! Jesus is the Savior of the world, There is only one thing in this whole world that I'm afraid of and its not snakes, heights or spiders, It is that I will be a witness to the Savior coming again to this world and i will not be ready. Family and friends, I will do everything in my power to be ready. I cannot wait to get back and share all of the experiences that i will have had on my mission with you. I hope that you all feel my love and prayers because I know that I feel yours. I close this, my testimony in the name of my Savior, Brother and Friend. Jesus Christ, Amen.


Sidney said...

Good luck elder... you are such an inspiration and I have looked up to you ever since I was 5. Thanks for being a great example! Love you and keep in touch.

tammy said...

Chris--so great to hear your strong testimony! I hope you get the best things out of your mission. You have a great attitude to start with, so I'd say you're in for an amazing experience! See you in two!

Lois said...

Christopher, I can only think of one word to describe you at this time--AWSOME-- I'm so proud of you, your Testimony truley touched my soul. We love you dearly and our prayers will always be with you and for you. Your Testimony is so strong and I know it will be even stronger when you come home. And a strong Testimony is what you will need for the future. God bless you as you learn the Portugiese (?) language. Love, Grandma Lois