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Curtis' Mission

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

“…and it's times like these you learn to live again.

"I'm sure gonna miss Christian these next few years, but I'm glad he is going out to do the right thing. I know he will dominate out there in the mission field."

Curtis' good friend Christian leaves for his mission in Jamaica today. They will have been apart for 3 1/2 years by the time Christian returns home. Curtis wrote Christian a long letter and I'm posting a paragraph on his website.

Stay hopeful and faithful. Times get hard, you feel homesick, you miss milk chugs at 12:01 a.m. on Monday mornings, you get really tired and dirty, maybe you will get some lazy and boring companions, and sometimes feel a little sick. But remember the lesson in D&C 122:7-9. The Lord went below it all so he could lift us above it all. And he will, when we rely on him. A few weeks ago I was studying Hope for a training lesson I had to give in a district meeting. I was searching Ensigns for a good quote on hope and I came to this one, a classic by Neal A. Maxwell: "Genuine hope is urgently needed in order to be more loving even as the love of many waxes cold; more merciful, even when misunderstood or misrepresented; more holy, even as the world ripens in iniquity; more courteous and patient in a coarsening and curt world; and more full of heartfelt hope, even when other men’s hearts fail them. Whatever our particular furrow, we are to "plow in hope" without looking back or letting yesterday hold tomorrow hostage" (1 Cor. 9:10). Always hope for the best. Today can always be better than yesterday, if you make it.


  • Grand Beus just wants you to know that the mission is all worth it if, for no ther reason, you had to ge haircuts.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:50 PM  

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