(The mission goal is 222 baptisms this year)
**Every 3 months Jamie Anderson compiles a newsletter about a group of missionaries from Stansbury High. Her son is serving in Taiwan. This is so they can stay in touch with each other. The following are her questions.**
1. How has the age-change of missionaries affected your mission?
|Elder Fivas and Elder Tanner|
|(Brayden's secret admirer wall)|
2. Is there anything that has surprised you about your mission? Something you didn't expect?
|Our "family pictures"|
the amount of stories of loser missionaries. Seriously I had no idea how many jackwagons are out trying to serve without the spirit. On a more positive note, something that also surprised me is how much I have grown to love these people! My heart grows everyday to fit more people in and I care so much about these people I meet. Missions are wonderful, but everyone knows that.
|Part-Member Family at the Flores' house|
Something that has grown in me is a softer heart. There is more crap in this world than I had seen or realized but I still care for the people doing horrible things. Care and patience are key when there are so many disappointing things in mission life. I have grown in patience for myself and that has also been such a merciful change in my life. It is crazy amazing to see God's hand in my personal life and in the life of the people I know.
|More "family pictures"|
4. Any advice you'd go back and give yourself before you left home?
The advice that I would give is to wake up earlier, and go to bed later, eat out more, and memorize lyrics of my favorite songs. Get more out of normal life. There are so many things that I miss haha.
5. A testimony is always appreciated!
|Sweet grocery store that receives from|
all parts of the world. Jungle Jims
|Elder Marchello and Elder Fivas|
|Me getting my teeth brushed|
(Brayden's dad has jokingly been known to say
"I'm too tired, will you brush my teeth for me?")
|Elder Tanner's gift to me and my wall|
(One of Brayden's most quoted song lyrics:
"Don't drop that thun, thun, thun!")