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I find it difficult to determine how I "should" feel at this point, but I can tell you how I do feel.

I feel extremely grateful that I have been permitted to offer up two years of my life as a sacrifice to my Heavenly Father. I feel humbled that although my efforts weren't perfect, I still feel the Holy Ghost witness that I have touched and brightened the lives of many here in Washington. I feel awe-inspired that so many miracles have occurred and that I have been granted eyes to see and ears to hear (Matthew 13:9-16) the great voice of God in my work.
[2/16/2015] Week 102: Last Word
[2/16/2015] Week 102: Last Word
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[2/16/2015] Week 102: Last Word
Dear Martin family [and all within the sound of my voice], Well, here I am at the tail-end of my mission. It's been an incredible experience and a humbling opportunity to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and the children of our Heavenly Father. I find it difficu...
[2/16/2015] Week 102: Last Word
[2/16/2015] Week 102: Last Word
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On Thursday, we had mission leader council -- my last one ever. I had the opportunity to bear my testimony at the end of the meeting and lemme tell ya, I was reminded of what a blessing it has been to serve a mission. What a blessing it is to have a clear, indisputable path of communication with God. What a blessing it is to hear and feel and recognize His voice in response to a desperate plea. What a blessing it is to show that path of communication to others and to watch them hear and feel and recognize His voice encouraging them to change and reminding them of His presence and His love. What a blessing it has been to serve Him in this capacity and to learn and grow into the person He needs me to be. What a blessing it is to learn how to repent on a regular basis and to feel the redeeming power of forgiveness and the encouragement to keep going, keep trying, keep learning. Ah, I love it.
[2/9/2015] Week 101: Faithful or Fearful
[2/9/2015] Week 101: Faithful or Fearful
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[2/9/2015] Week 101: Faithful or Fearful
Hey, howdy! This week was...interesting. We had a lot of people misuse their agency this week. Darn the luck. But there were some cool experiences too. We were tracting one street in Snohomish that we started the first night Elder Cottle was here. We knocke...
[2/9/2015] Week 101: Faithful or Fearful
[2/9/2015] Week 101: Faithful or Fearful
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I'm low on time today, but I want to tell you about Frank.

Elder George and I found Frank tracting a while back, and Elder Cottle and I followed up. We taught him a brief lesson on Monday night, and he invited us back on Wednesday. Frank is a firefighter. If you know anything about firefighting, you know it's next to impossible to get a paid position, and every application is an extremely expensive process. 
[2/2/2015] Week 100: Century Mark
[2/2/2015] Week 100: Century Mark
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[2/2/2015] Week 100: Century Mark
Hey, all! On a hike at Wallace Falls state park last Monday. Wow, I got so many emails of encouragement this week. I feel like I can conquer the world! Or Snohomish, at least. I'm going to finish strong! Promise! I'm low on time today, but I want to tell yo...
[2/2/2015] Week 100: Century Mark
[2/2/2015] Week 100: Century Mark
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On a hike at Wallace Falls state park last Monday.

Elder Cottle is super tall.

Last night, ready for weekly planning in our apartment! We had to be in by 5:00 to avoid drunkards and 'Hawks fans.
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On a hike at Wallace Falls state park last Monday.

Elder Cottle is super tall.

Last night, ready for weekly planning in our apartment! We had to be in by 5:00 to avoid drunkards and 'Hawks fans.
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I finally finished my "trunky papers" as they call 'em here in the mission. They are the essays President Bonham asked me to write about my mission, what I've learned, and what I plan to do after I return home. Came out to 21 pages, hand-written. I'll ask Mom and Dad to read it when I get home, and I think I'll send a copy of it to Christian. It's interesting to reflect on all that I've learned and the ways in which I've grown, and also the things I still have a long way to go on. Mostly, I get really sad when I think about it, so I'll stop now.
[1/26/2015] Week 99: Trunky Papers
[1/26/2015] Week 99: Trunky Papers
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[1/26/2015] Week 99: Trunky Papers
Gooood morning! Man, I tell ya, it's crazy how the adversary works on you at the end of your mission. Every day, there is temptation to let up, temptation to give in. The way I see it, a month is still a long time (at least it was when I was in high school)...
[1/26/2015] Week 99: Trunky Papers
[1/26/2015] Week 99: Trunky Papers
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