I left my home, school, my family and friends to embark as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I entered the MTC as a scared, naive, and completely optimistic individual. I was so excited for my mission to Montana!
My mission was amazing. It help to shape my life and beliefs. It influenced the major life decisions and small life decisions that would shape my life. I still reach back to those experiences on a daily basis as I apply all my life experiences to make decisions, goals, and move forward with my life.
|The one sealing I was able to go to as a missionary. Nothing is better than seeing someone you taught get sealed!
I saw what happened to individuals that followed Christ and what happened to those that lost their way. I longed for the happiness that I have found in the Gospel for all of those that I came in contact with.
|Having a little fun on the mish! Cooper and Mangum
|My two handsome boys!!
It was such a perfect day! We had a ward baptism with four kids. My brother-in-law's girlfriend played the piano, my mom said the opening prayer, and I got to give the talk on baptism.
|Such a wonderful day
|We were waiting for people to get back from the restroom so I snapped this one quickly
Then we took turns using the font and split off of to finish off the rest of our meetings. Josh baptized him and confirmed him. Brother Lether, Justin, both Grandpas, our friend Joey Catenzaro, My cousin Steve, and My Uncle Ron, stood in the circle to confirm him.
|Everyone that was able to come
Then the rest of the meeting was turned over to Josh. He opened it up for Testimonies. Josh, Dad (Thomson), both my parents, and I all bore our testimonies.
|Baptism boy with GG and Crapa
|Josh, his parents, and Turner
The spirit was strong. We had a few pictures and lunch afterward. It was so special to be there with so many friends and family.