I can't believe Jeffrey will only be in Utah for 12 more days. There is something about knowing he is 25 minutes away that is quite comforting. Jeffrey had the opportunity to run into a missionary today that he grew up with in California. Elder Dallas Bruce, who entered the MTC today. Jeffreys exact quote, "It was sooo cool to see him here at the MTC!" It certainly won't be as easy to send him care packages or mail. I've been spoiled with DearElder and Zoom. To all of his family and friends that are continuing to support Jeffrey, THANK YOU! He tells me every time how much he loves hearing from everyone. Keep it up! I am having to retype his email that he sent today. I guess he had major problems with the computer and the keyboard at the MTC. Bare with me, it's like deciphering a doctors writing.
DEAR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
-WE KNOW WE ARE SUCCESSFUL IF WE LIVE SO THAT WE QUALIFY FOR, RECEIVE, AND KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW THE SPIRIT.... THE LORD KNOWS WHO WE REALLY ARE, WHAT WE REALLY THINK, WHAT WE REALLY DO, AND WHO WE ARE REALLY BECOMING......... -IT REQUIRES COURAGE TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES EVEN WHEN OTHERS AROUND US CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY. AS WE MAKE RIGHTEOUS CHOICES DAY BY DAY IN LITTLE THINGS THE LORD WILL STRENGTHEN US AND HELP US CHOOSE THE RIGHT DURING THE MORE DIFFICULT TIMES.
Does the journey seem long,
The path rugged and steep,
Are there briars and thorns on the way,
Do sharp stones cut your feet,
As you struggle to rise,
To the heights through the heat of the day,
Is your heart faint and sad,
Now the journeys begun,
There is one who beckons to you,
So look upward in joy,
And take hold of his hand,
He will lead you to heights of new
A land holy and pure,
Where all trouble doth end
and your life shall be free from all sin
Where no tears shall be shed,
for no sorrows remain
take his hand and with him enter in.
At times you may feel weary, though you sometimes may not be able to see the way, know your Heavenly Father will not forsake his righteous followers. He will not leave you comfortless. He will be at your side, yes guiding you every step of the way. Lets have the courage and start our climbs up our own Mt. Everest that we may progress in lifes journey step by step until we reach the best that is within us. All He asks is for us to move forward one step at a time. Jacob said, Our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream.." So lets make the best of each day we are given. Live our lives to their fullest potential. Weekly scripture is Alma 26:12.....
I love you all so much and hope you all are loving life. Miss you all. I can't wait to get to Hong Kong! I am so stoked!!! Thanks for all the letters and prayers.!!!
Are you converted to the Lord or converted to the church? I hope we all can be converted to the Lord and Faithful in the church.
Love you all....Keep it up!!
ELDER JEFFREY ROMNEY WRIGHT