All I really wanted to say to all of you today is thank you. Thank you
for supporting me over these past two years. As I've been here in
Portland, I have seriously felt your love and prayers. It is the
single thing that got me through each and everyday. I have learned so
much more about myself on my mission. I have learned that I truly love
people. As a result, I have come to love each and every one of you a
little bit more. Even though I haven't been in close contact with all
of you, I look down the list of people I send these to and all I see
are great people. I wish I had a better way of expressing my gratitude
for the things you have done for me, but for now I will just say thank
you. As I return home, I hope to see all of you and personally thank
you for what you have done for me in my life.
Going home will bring a lot of new challenges for me. This is the
first time in a long time that I don't know what tomorrow will bring,
but that's ok. I don't know what I'm going to study in college. I
don't know when I will get married or to whom. All that I know is that
I am a son of God which means I have the potential to become like Him.
I know I can achieve anything I want to because Christ suffered for
me. I have committed myself never to fall short of my potential. I
want to be the best person I can be. The mission has taught me that.
Again, I love you all. Please forgive me for not sending updates
consistently. Feel free to contact me when I get home. I will be glad
to tell you all about my mission and all the experiences I had here. I
hope to talk to all of you soon.