I have grown a new appreciation for the scriptures and especially for my personal study here on the mission. In the morning I wake up and make sure I am the first one in the shower so I can get ready, pound my breakfast, and study. It’s keeping me from my exercise routine in the morning because that’s 30 minutes I could be studying the scriptures, but I probably need to change that. But study time is amazing – I love it! The New Testament is amazing, reading about the life of Christ and how he taught. I love the Parable of ‘el tesoro escondido en el campo’ and how he sold everything to obtain and better know the treasure. I have left my house and am in Oaxaca, but that is not all. I have to show and act as though I have sold everything to obtain the treasure. I am paying attention to every word and every thought that enters my mind to make sure that I am showing the lord that I am willing to sell EVERYTHING to obtain the treasure.
I love you all — keep becoming more and more converted every day!