You'll probably only hear that exclamation from a missionary/missionary mom. But hey, I've personally always liked Mondays, so maybe it's just in my nature.
Almost looks like he's sad!
Lance presses forward in the mission field with faith and conviction. If you know him, you'll know that he is the type to follow his passion, wherever it may lead. He says that this mission has blessed him more than words can describe.
He shares that though many of the people they meet only agree to hear the first lesson, which is on the Restoration, they know they're planting the seed. Perhaps someday they may be ready to learn more.
If you're interested in knowing more about the Restoration, please visit http://mormon.org/.
Lance and his companion set goals for how many people they would like to meet and how many Books of Mormon they would like to hand out. Sometimes they exceed their goals and other times they don't even come close. He states that when negative things pop into his head, he instantly destroys the negative thoughts with positive ones. He says that negative thinking is poisonous. And I would have to agree!
I updated Lance on everything that is going on at home. It has been quite busy around here, so there was a lot to share. He is always interested in everything that we are all up to, even if it's mundane to us. We usually share a scripture or some sort of faith-promoting quote. This week he shared with us 2 Nephi 19:6-7. I have to admit that I haven't spent much time in 2 Nephi, so I was glad to revisit it.
He says life is so good and he loves everything about his mission. He knows that this Gospel is eternal and allows us all to progress. He closed by sharing a quote from his mission president:
"Why waste your time, your talents, your means, your influence in following something that will perish and pass away, when you could devote yourselves to a thing that will stand forever? For the church and Kingdom, to which you belong, will abide and continue in time, in eternity, while endless ages roll along, and you with it will become mightier and more powerful; while the things of this world will pass away and perish, and will not abide in nor after the resurrection, saith the Lord our God."