Elder Michael Thornton

Elder Michael Thornton
24 August 2011 to August 2013

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Thirty-Third Letter Home 09 April 2012

Happy Easter!

It sounds like everyone had fun. I had fun also. We were invited to a cook out with an investigator who is in the army. He is the one who just won the Soldier of the Year award. He is Hispanic so he made carne asada. So good, really really good; for real. It's like steak in a taco... you don't even have to use a fork.

Anyways, that dinner engagement happened at three o'clock, and then we went to the Hendricks for dinner at five. Basically, we ate all day long. Now you know why my face looked so round in the pictures I sent you; lol. It's so bad; I want to go running really bad, but my companion won't participate, not even on a track. So my exercise routine has been limited. That brings me to the next order of business: transfers. I am staying here, and so is Elder Bowser. He will be the first companion I stay with for more than one transfer... It builds our character. Anyways, I'm excited to stay so I can continue to help our investigators. I love them all very much, and I pray that we'll be able to help them to learn and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The adversary fights against me all the time. He wants to bring me down. From the second my alarm goes off, to 10:30 at night, he tries to discourage me, distract me, and ultimately he would destroy me if he got the chance. I'm going to be honest: I feel like I'm fighting a two front war when it comes to working with my companion. I'm tired. This morning I took a nap. I really needed one. I studied for an hour, and then I went back to sleep. It's been tough; that's the truth. But, it's okay. I'm ready for another month of work until the next transfer. I know why I'm here, and nothing is going to stop me from fulfilling my purpose. "I am a disciple of Jesus Christ the son of God, I have been called of him, to declare His word, among His people that they may have everlasting life." I'm on the Lord's errand, and he can't be beat. I will not fall.

This email was my gripe email. I needed to get it off my chest. So that is the end of it. I will love Elder Bowser, and I will do everything I can to help him make this next period of his mission the best. We will have joy and fulfillment in serving our Savior Jesus Christ.

Have an awesome week. Thank you for all the letters, birthday wishes, packages, goodies, and such. You're awesome. I love you.


Elder Thornton

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