Wednesday, November 27, 2013

no empty chairs...

No Empty Chairs

Look around our family table, every person in his place.
Memorize this happy moment, and each familiar face.
Look around our family circle, feel the love that we all share.
Life is sweet, and so complete with each loved one gathered here.
There are no empty chairs at our table,
No empty feelings inside,
When all those we love are together,
Here side by side.
Time will fly and all too quickly, some will leave to try their wings,
Empty places at our table will tug at our heart strings.
But the number at our table will increase as children come,
Bringing to our family table, sweet innocence and fun.
We’ll add a few more chairs to our table,
A lot more laughter and love,
As our joy is multiplied daily,
To fill our cup.
When there comes a time for parting, there will be no tears because,
We will set a grander table where all may live in love.
There we’ll wait for all our loved ones, who will come to take their place.
At the feast that lasts forever, in God’s eternal place.
We’ll have no empty chairs at our table,
No empty feelings inside,
When all those we love are together,
There side by side.
May the circle not be broken, may each one return to be,
Safe within this peaceful haven, through all eternity.

We’ll have no empty chairs at our table,
When all are gathered above,
No more empty chairs at our table,
In heaven’s home of love.

I'm definitely missing the thanksgiving dinners and being with all the family but just because I'm not there doesn't mean I can't still be thankful for things. I am grateful for my family who loves me even when I am the annoying little brother or spoiled youngest child. I'm grateful for my grandparents and extended family who always supported me at everything I always did and were always my biggest fans. I'm thankful for all my friends who have impacted my life and helped me. I'm thankful for my coaches teachers and church leaders who taught me life lessons and made me the man I am today. I am thankful for the gospel in my life and the opportunity I have to live with my family forever. And I am thankful for my savior and the example he is to me. One thing I have been especially thankful for lately is the challenges and trials we face here on earth that help us grow and become stronger. I am thankful for a lot more things. But I invite you all to think about the things you are thankful for AND HOLD TIGHT TO THEM. And after you have done that, think about how you can help someone else have some of the blessings you have.  Eat some turkey and yams for me his year and save a spot for me next year at the dinner table. Chao. Love you all. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

the meaning...

tate's message...

What the savior means to me.... 
 I tried thinking for a long time this week what the savior meant to me. And I had a thought. I thought to myself who am I without him? I am nothing without him. Literally nothing. If he wouldn't have spoken up in the pre mortal life I wouldn't be here. If he wouldn't have atoned for my sins, I wouldn't be able to be forgiven for my mistakes. And if he wouldn't have resurrected, I wouldn't be able to live with my family forever and return to my father in heaven. Those three acts on his part make me who I am today. Give me purpose in this life. And provide hope for the future.

He is everything to me. He is my brother. He is my counselor. He is my example. He is my hero. He is everything. And always will be. I am grateful to have come to know my savior even more in the past year and 3 months and I know he lives. That is a phrase that changed my life. Not only did he die for us, but he lives for us. He lives so we can too. And that is the ultimate gift of this life. He died so we could be forgiven, and lives so we can live. I know my savior lives and that he loves us. Especially at this time of the year, as we celebrate, I hope we can realize that he is EVERYTHING.

 Monday started off amazing. We were up the night before until like 130 working so for Pday we just woke up. Studied. Went  and did shopping. And then we headed to lunch and back to the house to take a long nap. Best Pday ever haha. I love being able to take naps. Then we wrote u guys and then it was time to leave again. In the night we had some good lessons but had one miracle that happened. We were in a family home evening with members and non members, and there was like 20 people. In Middle of the lesson one of the people we are teaching rose her hand and said. Can I make an announcement? I just wanted to let everyone here to know that I  want to get baptized haha. Pretty cool experience. Me and my comp were really surprised and excited. 

Tuesday was changes and actually wasn't too crazy this time. All went down well except for a sister missionary who didn't get off the bus at her stop and ended up in Santiago hahaha. Not our fault tho. After that we went to do a little computer work and then to lunch. The afternoon started off rough. We went to do more computer stuff but ended up waiting an hour trying to do something we ended up not needing to do. Sucked but then we had a good lesson and pre interview with the family who will get baptized this weekend and they passed. So that will be exciting. Then we had a pretty sad lesson with our other investigator who will get baptized this Saturday....well hopefully. Ha she is having a hard time feeling prepared and it was a rough lesson. I hope she realizes she is ready and that it is the best thing she can do for her life. We invited her to ask god if she should get baptized this week or not. Who knows better than god, right?? We ended the night with correlation. And then we got to know the new elder we live with. He is from Brazil. So for now I am on LATIN ISLAND haha.

 Wednesday was a good and upsetting day at the same time. We started with district meeting and we watched a video with our zone about being a disciple of Jesus Christ. It really made me think of how that is really our purpose here in life. To follow him. Everything we do should reflect how we are trying to follow his example. We had lunch and then chilled at the house for a little and then right at 330 we had a lesson with Alicia (the lady who announced she wanted to get baptized Monday) it went pretty well. Then we had a really funny lesson. We are teaching this really old couple and we show up to the house and the old guy (named lucho) is literally hiding from us as if we were playing hide and seek hahaha and then once we saw him he came running out and grabbed his Book of Mormon. They have a baptismal date for the 14th. They are hilaRious. After me and my comp had to go to a place called chimborongo. I had to do a baptismal interview. I love doing them. Nothing cooler than seeng the changes someone had made in there life to get to this point. The upsetting part was that in the meantime down in our sector another elder was doing an interview for our investigator and she passed and everything but the only thing is that she says she doesn't feel reAdy. So we will just keep trying to help her. A lot of the time people think you have to be perfect to get baptized. And you don't! But she eventually will feel ready. We ended the night on a long bus ride home and got home late so we planned and then just went to bed.

 Thursday was a freaking crazy day. We woke up and immediately had to leave to go to Santiago for my LAST time going for my toe. On the way we got stuck in traffic for over and hour and we got there late but she still let us in. After we ate at Burger King and then we headed home. But on the way home our bus broke down haha. So we didn't get home until like 7. It was so hot too so it was just miserable. But when we got home we had one lesson with our people who were going to get baptized this weekend but they want to wait another week and as well the ward wants us to as well so they can be there so that's what Thursday had in store for us. A whole lot of traveling and then just that one thing. I was really tired so we just went to bed. LONG DAY.
 Friday was a good day. In the morning we headed to chimbarongo again to deliver a package and then we headed right back for lunch with one of my favorite families here so far ha. Then the day started with a lesson with the really old couple we are teaching. We have to teach really simple but it is cool to see their excitement to go to church haha so we are going to go look for them in the morning to make sure they get there okay. We had a couple other lessons and then it was time to play soccer. I had 3 goals. They actually let me play something other than goalie haha WIERD. But I feel pretty good about how I played. 
Saturday started pretty good. In the morning we went and bought a bunch of stuff to have a water fight this Monday with the zone. We are gonna play the classic water balloon volleyball also haha. And them we ate two lunches. I dare anyone to come to chile and try and eat two Chilean lunches. Worst idea ever. Ha but afterwards we started diff pretty well with a lesson with Alicia. We taught her to follow the prophet and she practically taught herself. She is awesome. It really is a cool thing and a blessing that we have a living prophet and she was excited to listen to him and follow him so that was good. We went to the really old couple next and they just don't remember anything we teach them so we are gonna have to help them in creative ways with drawings and stuff. Should be interesting. After that we headed over and taught Samuel, a recent convert, the plan of salvation. The plan is perfect and he was really excited to strive to get to the celestial kingdom. I'm glad he has an eternal perspective. That is something I have definitely learned out here. Always look to heaven. It will always guide you home. Overall it was a good day. I am really tired but just as always I know I will have just enough energy to get through the next day. It really is a miracle. Sometimes I don't think I will make it through another day in this Chilean sun but somehow I do. Also I got the bday letter from gma and gpa Harding. I love you!!!! Thank you tons!!!

 Sunday was a day full of practically meetings and service. Right after church we had lunch with president of the relief society and she was really worried about a family in the ward who doesn't have a lot and it reminded me of the secret santa we always did as a family. I was grateful to have that experience and be able to share the idea with her and now they are going to do it. After we planned for two hours for the next week and then we had a meeting with the district president about our zone and the necessities for the missionary work so that went really well. After we took some food from the ward to that same family who doesn't have a lot and then we helped another member before heading home. Sunday nights are always really long cuz we pass dats until like one in the morning. It was a good week. But I'm tired and am excited for Pday haha. Love you family.!!! I will send my Christmas package today. Be looking for it. 

Elder Harding. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

iT is nEvEr a ChIleAn mEaL wiThouT a CoKe...

iT is nEvEr a ChileAn mEaL wiThouT a CoKe...

tate never drank pop...never liked the burn as it went down his throat.  he survived on water, milk and country time lemonade.  now that he is on his mission in chile he never goes a meal without having a coke to drink with it.

tate's message...

 happy birthday dani!!! i love you and hope you have an amazing day!! thanks for always supporting me in everything i do and have some cake for me...!! 

Hey so Monday started off really sad in the morning a packed all my things and then me and Dixon just say around talking about good old time talking about the good memories from the past 4 months. Time flew by. We then went to the computers and wrote you guys and all that stuff and then the assistants came and picked me up. I said my final goodbyes to Dixon and the other house comps and then hit the road for an hour until San Fernando. Farmland. It is really pretty and I am excited. I didn't meet my comp right at first. I was on divisions with an elder loveridge from California. He is a really cool kid and I love with him so that should be fun. I met my company later. He is from Mexico City. Really cool kid but very focused so I am excited to work with him. We had a decent day with some contacts, a few lessons, and then ended with a family home evening. I was so tired when we got home so we planned and them just went to bed. Well get used to San Fernando cuz I'll probably be here for a while. 

Tuesday was a really long morning short afternoon kinda day. In the morning we had to go to every sector of the zone to fumigate them. It took from ten in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. And then we finally got the game to eat lunchc so we went to the house to eat and rest for abjure before going to a lesson with a girl who will get baptized the 23rd. We taught her about fasting and fast offerings. Rough lesson cuz her kid was trying to draw on my face the whole time haha. But ended well and she understood. Next we did some contacts and as we were talking about how we wanted to find a family. It happened. We started talking to a very tall man with a jerry curl mullet and at first he told us he forgot about god and didn't believe anymore. But after telling him about our message and inviting him and his family to listen to it, they let us in. We taught them the lesson and at the end the man said that he wanted to change his life and be forgiven for the things he had done. They are a really good family and I am excited to work with them. God definitely changed that guys mind from not believing to wanting to change. It's really cool to see someone want to do something and change for the better. We ended the night with correlation with our ward mission leader and then it was home to go to bed. Good day full of good lessons and miracles. 

Wednesday was a really good day. Wednesday was a good but really tiring day. This Mexican is working my butt off hahah he has got an amazing work ethic so I'm learning a lot. We started with district meeting in the morning. And then hit up lunch. Porrotos. (Ask Troy). Ha and then it was a day full of a little bit of everything. Looking for less actives. Looking for old investigators. Teaching. A little bit of everything. We ended the night pretty funny tho. We found a 90 year old member who hadn't had a visitor in a really long time so we decided to talk to her. She was the funniest old lady ever. I sent a pic of her home haha. She just told us about how mean her neighbor was haha. She was a sweet old lady. We got back to the house dead tired so we planned and just went to bed.

 Thursday went really well for us. In the morning we headed to the chapel to do some computer stuff but all the other computers were all occupied so we just talked to the gringo branch presidente who is from pocatello haha his last name is warren. Idk if anyone would know him but he is pretty old but it's cool to talk to him. We had lunch in the house and took a nap so that was bomb. Next we taught Samuel. He is a recent convert and it was awesome to see his excitement about the book of Mormon and how he will be getting the priesthood this Sunday. It's the little changes that you see out here in people that really make it worth it. We then had a lesson with Scarlet and her mom. She is a little nine year old girl and we taught them about praying reading going to church and keeping the commandants. Those four things are essential. So do them. Next we had a really heartbreaking lesson. We went to house and taught a lady. But the heartbreaking part is her six year old grandson. He lives in a pretty hard situation. His dad is a drug addict and all he told us was he wanted to go to church and meet friends. I had some thoughts about how lucky I was to grow up in the gospel. I want to do everything I can to help that kid and his grandma get to the church.

 Friday was a really good day also. We first headed to the Chapel in the morning to deliver some materials to some missionaries and also to do some computer work as always. Then lunch we had to go pick up and take it home cuz we can't eat alone with the sisters of the wards. But it is always pretty nice to go get it and get back and take a little snooze haha. Next we had a really good lesson with Alicia. We taught her about baptism and the importance of it. She accepted a date to get baptized and we are really excited. We should be helping quite a few people here in the next little while. Next was a lesson with Nazareth. We taught her about the scriptures and how important it is to read. We read some chapters from second nephi 33. (Read it) she understood and she says she loves reading and she feels good after. It's the little things like that which motivate me a lot ha. We ended the night with Futbol. I was really tired from this weeks work so I didn't play much haha. He is working me pretty hard but I love it.

 Saturday was a pretty relaxed day. In the morning we did computer stuff and then had lunch.  Spaghetti and hot dog octopuses. Really good. Then we headed to the baptism for the zone and we actually had an investigator and her dad( who randomly decided to come) show up and her dad was really excited and wants to start learning. Miracles. After we got the changes. Me and elder chagoyan are obviously staying together but we will be living with a brand new missionary cuz the other elder we live with will be training. I hope he is a gringo haha. Then we just spent the rest of the day visiting random people and inviting them to church. Pretty good day. We got back and planned and then we called everyone about changes. Of course we played some jokes and made it fun for us and miserable for everyone else.

 Sunday went pretty well for us. We had five of our investigators show up to church. So god blessed us pretty big on that one. As of now we have 4 baptisms planned for next week. I had to introduce myself at church as usual when you get to a new sector. After church we went to the hospital real quick to visit a sick member and then got home. We planned for an hour and then headed to lunch. Fried fish and Chilean salads. Pretty good ha. Oh and obviously coke. It's never a Chilean meal without coke. After we finished planning and then it was off the work. We had one lesson with Maria. This old grandma who is hilarious. She should get baptized this week so be praying for her and her family. We taught her tithing and she said "I will pay tithing cuz I want to test god and his promise" a lot of faith coming from a lady who can barely support her family. After that we just visited some members to get references.

 I hope you guys take the time to give references to missionaries. Cuz walking in the street all day isn't fun. So just think about me walking in the Chilean sun all day when they ask for references. Ha. Hopefully that motivates you. We had to pass days until like 130 AM so I was pretty tired. That was my week tho.  Love you. 

Oh and happy bday travy.... Have a dew on me buddy. Love you. 

Elder Harding 

Monday, November 11, 2013

i DiD mY pArT tOdAy...

i DiD mY pArT tOdAy... we all have had days like this...we do the best we can and yet still feel like it wasn't quite enough.  it is important that we remember everyday to be a little better then we were yesterday and try a little harder than we did the day before.  sometimes it feels like although we have tried our best  the outcome isn't as we have hoped.  we must keep faith in knowing that we have done our part and know that heavenly father knows our hearts. sometimes it takes a missionary son to remind this to his mom...

tate's message...
i'm not gonna lie tho this week and last couple of days I have been more tired than ever. I think as the mission goes on I just get more and more tired every day. But it's all good. I always have just enough to get me through the day and back into bed. I think that's kinda how our lives are. We need to do just enough every day to be able to get home and say "i did my pArt today. Now on to the next day". I think if we can say that then we will be okay in this life.  please go watch this video...THIS IS AMAZING!

mom... i might sound like a missionary when i say this... but do the little things... pray, read the book of mormon, and go to church. those three things will bring more peace into your life then you can imagine and i know that it will help you. 

Tuesday was the longest day ever but a really good one. We had a meeting in the mission home in the morning and we ate lunch there and had chicken bacon Alfredo. So good. And it was fun to see all my friends who are in the other parts of the mission. One thing that stuck to my mind was that we don't negotiate the commandments of god. They are set in stone and if we don't keep them then we just lose blessings. So yeah.  We got back and immediately did divisions with some young men in our ward.

 I went with Gucci and Freddy to visit some people and we actually had a lot of success. We met a lot of good people and had a good time. Also something is that we are  helping a kid named pato get ready for a mission so I am loving that. I'm excited for him.

Wednesday was a good day as well. We had district meeting and then me and Dixon went home and took a definitely necessary nap for about an hour and then went to Patos house to help him with some homework he had. After that we visited an inactive member and set up a family home evening with her and with our branch president. And then we visited an 8 year old girl named kiara and taught her about lying. She is a cute little girl but has been lying to her mom about homework and stuff so we taught her about that. She will be getting baptized here in a few weeks. After we had a really spiritual lesson with another inactive member of our ward. (If you remember when I gave the old lady a blessing and then 15 mins later she passed away. That was his mom). Actually something cool happened. We were going to teach him about the importance of the Book of Mormon. But when we got there he saw that my companion had a Book of Mormon in his hand and said "hey I wanted to share something with you guys". He opened the book and shared a scripture that he said changed his life. His wife had cheated in him and he was barely investigating the church and he found a scripture that helped him through his hard times. He shared a 10 minute testimony of the Book of Mormon and we didn't have to teach him anything. I think god had already planned on us being there at that exact moment to help that man out. We shared tears, laughs, and some good old Chilean bread and cheese. It was a good way to end the night. Amazing how good life can be when we follow gods plan and not our own. 

Thursday we had to go to Santiago for my toe and Alejandra my doctor (still on a first name basis and now she is sending me her sons English homework to help can say we are pretty good friends) says that my toe is doing a lot better. So hooray for that and hooray for not ugly feet/toes. We also met a couple from Montpelier so that was way funny. We talked to them for a little while and then just came home. We started the day off by going and doing some contacts. No one let us in:) hahah talk about a good round of knocking doors. Oh well. We tried at least and that's all we can do. Then we had a lesson with Miriam. Who is ready to get baptized just waiting for the divorce papers to go through so please pray for her. And after we had a meeting with our ward mission leader and he is way cool and excited to work so it will help to have him there and have that support from the branch. And that's how we ended the night. 

Friday was a hard day to say the least. I'm the morning it was fine because we had a good lesson with a member dad about his son and how we would like to help him get baptized. He said he was all for it and that   we had his support. We ate lunch with the Paraguay Family in our branch and then the day got hard. We had one lesson planned for the whole afternoon from 330 to 8. So we went to that lesson and then we decided to do contacts for the other time we had left....we must be ugly or mean looking cuz not one single person let us in it even wanted to talk to us. Then again contacts have never really worked for me. So I think I will stick to other ways of working. We went and played soccer at 8 for the rest of the night. It ended up being a really long night because pato (the kid who has needed a lot of help with his seminary homework to be able to graduate) came over and we stayed up really late helping him. He had to finish before Saturday. But we got it done so it looks like he will graduate. Woo.

 Saturday started with service. And practically ended with service as we painted their fence all day long. Got quite the farmers tan and it was draining but service is always fun. We had time to leave a little bit in the night time and visit some people. First we visited a less active family we are working with. We read the first chapter of the Book of Mormon with them to get them started on there family studies. Hopefully that will give them a jump start. Then we had a family home evening that went pretty well. Once again we watched the Mormon message called "look to the light". Go watch it. It's good:). We ended the night that way. When we got home I got a call from my best friend in chile. Jean Paul Valdez from my first sector. He just got married but says he will wait for me to get sealed in the temple. I love him like a brother. It was good to hear from him and he said he is coming to visit me next Sunday so be looking forward to that. It will be cool.

Sunday was a sad day for me considering a got the call in the morning saying I was leaving to San Fernando Monday. I spent all day saying bye to all my favorite members and all my investigators. I hope to keep in contact with all of them. I love the people of villa teniente and I always will.

 I know I am needed in another place now and I will go there with the attitude of finding out why. I'm excited to see what will happen there. I'll let u know ASAP. :). Love u guys. Thanks for everything.

Monday, November 4, 2013

hApPy AnNiVeRsArY...Ty & Dani...

hApPy AnNiVeRsArY...Ty & Dani...

tyson and dani met when they were babies...well actually 16 years old.  dani was backyard neighbors with my brother troy and sister in law emily.  they always told tyson that they had thee cutest girl for him to meet.  one weekend they brought her down to meet tyson.  fast forward to tyson getting off of his mission.  he told me that he had been writing dani and that he was heading down to utah to visit with her and that was the beginning of their love story...we are so blessed as a family that tyson married dani and that she is part of our family.  the bonus is that they make the cutest kids...hazyl joy and hattie j.  happy anniversary ty and dani <3

tate's message...

 i wanna give a shout out to my brother and sister in law who are celebrating their anniversary this week! thank you for everything you guys do for me and for always supporting me and being good examples! you guys are the best and deserve nothing but the best during this week so enjoy it. i love you guys a lot and love hazyl and hattie as well! they are growing too fast so tell them to stop cuz its gettin on my nerves. i feel like i'm missing tons but i know  i will have plenty of time with them after! but really thanks for everything! love you

Hey family. Another week gone. Crazy. Monday was a very relaxed day as we got up cleaned around the house a little bit and then me and Dixon went to an Internet cafe to pass numbers for the week as well as write our families and friends.  But then after that we went to go eat at a really good pizza place. I would have taken pictures but it was gone before I realized pictures would have been cool. We then went to the office and picked up some mail.and then went back to the house and just relaxed for an hour. I got letters from mat west, the Bickley family, and gma and gpa kunz. Thanks to all you guys who took the time to write me. Means the world. We had two lessons Monday night. One with a very very inactive family. We watched the Mormon message "look to the light"  We invited them to pray as a family and ask god to help them forgive and have a united family and they said no. We didn't know what to say. I had never had such a spiritual lesson and then just have it end like that. But I realized that a lot of the time things don't end the way we want them too. As much as I wanted to see that family pray and just forgive each other right then. I realized everything has it's time and place. And it's ALL in gods hands. All we have to do is put in our effort and let him guide us and he will do the rest

Tuesday was a really hard day for me. We did everything possible to find someone to teach and it didn't happen. Those days are always hard and tiring cuz it seems like you are walking in the street more than teaching or helping people

 Wednesday was a little better. We started with district meeting as usual and then for lunch me and elder Dixon went to our favorite empanada place. We got back to the house and immediately had to leave to work. It started off slow again and not very many people were letting us in but then we visited some recent converts and then an investigator. So we ended up being in some houses Wednesday so it was a little better and we ended at the ward Halloween party. The members are really stepping up and inviting friends and everything so we are excited cuz we met a really cool family there. We will be visiting them this next week to teach them. The past few days have been pretty cold actually. Kinda like bit tho because it's a nice break from the oven we usually have to work in haha. Oh and I took some pictures of me and some jovenes at the party so be looking for those.

Thursday was just a day full of nothing  in the morning we did a lot of computer work and then in the afternoon we were in a car all day driving around with bishop Godoy (served with Troy in talca) fumigating the houses for bugs. We had to go with him to all the houses of the zone and we left at four and didn't get back til 7. Driving in the car all day made me really tired . I hadn't been in a car for that long in like a year. When we finally got back we got invited to a family home evening at a house. The same house as Monday night.  we are really trying to get to the mom and gain her confidence so any chance we get we go. Except this time the whole family was there. They are my favorite family in this sector. Really fun to go over and the three daughters are really cool and always ask us questions. That's where we ended the night.

 Friday was another testing day for me. In the morning we didn't get much of a study cuz bishop Godoy came by to fumigate our house so then we had to go to the church and plan a little bit because we couldn't be in the house. I don't like when I don't get a good study in which is weird cuz I never really liked to study before the mission. But then we had lunch and then another pretty long day. A lot of time in the street and not getting much done. I can't tell if it's just a test of our faith or if it is because we are doing something wrong. Only time will tell and I trust god that he will help us. We ended the night with soccer and a meeting with our ward mission leader. I didn't play tho cuz I was just really tired and didn't feel like it. I have been really tired this week. Probably due to the heat.

 Saturday was freakin hot haha. We had English classes in the morning and then were jam packed in the afternoon with lessons. We also found out that one of our investigators, Joyce, that moved away, was found once again miraculously by some sister missionaries who just happened to pass by her house when she was outside. Gods hand? Or coincidence? So I thought that was really cool. Shows our work with her wasn't lost. We ended the night at a birthday dinner for one of our favorite families in the ward. Right now we are trying to help the son go on a mission and I think he will choose to go. It's been a cool experience talking to him about what he wants to do with his life

 Sunday was even hotter no joke. Hah. But it was a decent day. We didn't have a lot of time to work because lunch went late and then we had to plan for next week so we got out for just a couple hours and that was it. We did have a really good family home evening with one of my favorite famines actually so that ended our night in a good note.

I realized a lot this week that a lot of the time we will do our best and give it our all and still come up short. But thanks to our savior and his atonement we don't have to feel like failures. Our weaknesses can become strengths and we can push on. Hard week for me and my comp but there is only one direction to go. Forward. Love you guys. Today we are taking our zone to go give blood for a sister in our ward who has leukemia. Should be a good experience.Love you  guys