Monday, September 16, 2013

The Last Week

Hey Everyone!

This is the last week, but thanks so much for the support and for leading me here. I know that these two years have gone by fast, but I feel as if I had the time I needed to make the descisions that I had to take. I've grown to honestly love the Lord, and I've learned that the only way that I can show that love is by serving Him and doing His will.

I won't be coming home the same person. I can't be the same. But I've only learned to be better and to serve God before all else. I know that He lives and loves me. And that He guides my steps and has a purpose in my life. He is my master and He leads me to a better life. I could not have achieved what I've achieved without His help. He's allowed me to change a small part of the world, one person at a time. And it's been quite the humbling experience to be a part of the conversion of His children. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything.

I'm extremely excited to see everyone again, though it hurts deeply to think about leaving these people. I love it here, and I love being a missionary. I hope that I can keep in contact with these people through my entire life (I guess I can't lose my Spanish, then).

But I'll see you all in a week. I'll be getting back extremely tired and burned out, but I already know that seeing you guys will fill me with excitement. Thanks for everything. I love you all!

See you in a week!
Elder Seth Prestwich

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Yet Another Week Down

Hey Everyone!

I can't believe that another week went by!
Well, to be honest, the days were super long and the week as well. But now that my time is running short, it scares me a bit. I know I have plans for my life afterwards, but I don't want to give up the life I'm living right now. It's really a once in a lifetime chance, and I love it here. Though at the same time, I'm really excited to see everyone at home. I get more and more mixed emotions as time goes by. Though when all is said and done, the moment that I have to study, plan, or leave to teach, I'm always focused in my goal and in the people here.

Not much has been hapening here. Things are a little slow, but we're finding a new person that really wants to learn every now and then. Though there seem to be a lot of obstacles in the way. We'll just stick in there and do our absolute best to keep these people going.

I keep looking back at who I am and the amazing change that the Lord has worked in my heart. I know I'll never be the same as I was before. And I'll certainly by happier. The Lord has helped me feel free of doubt and pain. No, life isn't all the color of roses, but it's fulfilling and joyfull each day, despite the problems. It's the happiness that I've always looked for in life, but didn't find until I really started to follow Christ. I dearly hope that everyone can find the same happiness. I know that's what's brought me here and kept me here. I know that same feeling will make me want to share the Gospel when I get back.

And if there's anyone who's reading this and wants to fill in the holes in their life or find the purpose of life, take a step closer to Christ. It doesn't matter where you are in life, member of the Church or not, there's a step you can take towards Christ to fell the healing in His wings.

Take care, everyone! Face the future with faith!
Elder Seth Prestwich