OUR FAMILY is a circle of strength and love... founded on faith... joined in love... kept by God together... FOREVER
the following is a letter from tate to shelby and the kids...
this last little while i have been hearing and learning a lot about faith... i know that our family has had a lot of trials in our faith this last little while and i wanted to share something that i learned this last little while about that! ... we know that faith is something that gets tried and tried and tried over and over again in our lives and it will always be that way... i know that shelby and the kids obviously have an amazing amount of faith because they chose to stay strong and keep pushing on through this hard time in our lives. i know that right now it is very different for everyone... but i also know that travis is here with us every step of the way and that if we just think of what he would want us to do in our lives...we will be okay. i hope you guys know that i pray for you every single day and that you are not alone. always remember that your heavenly father is there and that his son has felt this same pain and suffering that we have felt as a family this last little while. he loved us enough to pay the price for our sufferings so that we don't have to feel the full effect...he died for us so that we one day can see travis again and live with him forever! i know that and i promise you that he is watching over every single one of us...i will do my best to make him proud and i know you guys will too! keep holding on and always turn to the savior through the hard times!
so this week was a really chill week as well because we knew we were getting taken out so we just progressed our investigators as much as we could and left them for the other elders! we spent a lot of time spending time with the members and keeping them excited and animated. also when we left they gave us SO MANY GIFTS HAHA like a hand knitted pillow with my name in it, a knitted hat with my name in it, shirts with the mission symbol on it hahah it was funny...i love those people...it was really hard to leave...but this new sector is way awesome!! like i said my new comp is from chile and only has like 3 months in the mission so he is pretty new! i am excited to be his comp. as well i got called to be a district leader so i am excited to learn from my district because the last time i was district leader i learned more from them than they did from me!
love you mom! just so you know! you are the best mom ever....and if it makes you feel better...im a third of the way done with my mission! love you :)
love you guys!