On Wednesday before I picked up Elder Barlow, I got to go to the Boston Temple with Elder Waters, one of the missionaries that went home this week. It was such a blessing to go to the House of the Lord unexpectedly. This was exactly what I needed before I began training Elder Barlow. I gain so much peace and comfort knowing I have made sacred covenants with the Lord in the temple and that he will help me through my trials. I know God lives and I am overwhelmed by his love for each and every one of us. He truly loves us!
On Thanksgiving, I was able to reflect on how thankful I am for my sweet family and all their love and support. I am so grateful for them and all they do. We had a great missionary Thanksgiving with the mostly new District and played some fun games. I am so grateful to be a missionary and to be serving the Lord at this time. I'm grateful for my health and for a Savior that has helped me to become someone greater because of my mission and I know I still have so much to learn.
I invite all of you to go to mormon.org and check out the new Christmas video! We can all serve in 25 ways over 25 days and I testify that you and your families can feel the love of the Christ as you serve as he did. What a great opportunity we all have to focus on and follow his example this Christmas season.
This week Elder Barlow and I hope to accomplish some great and big things! Thank you all that support me and help me as I serve. Love ya all!
|Thanksgiving Dinner with the Franklin District|
|Beautiful Edible Arrangement|
|Happy Thanksgiving from my District|
|My son, Elder Patrick Barlow from Taylorsville, UT!|
|Boston Temple visit before picking up Elder Barlow - November 23, 2016|