Monday, June 29, 2015
Well it dawned on me today, just about 15 minutes ago, this really is the best mission in the world. It is the best mission because it isn't just the Polska Warszawska Misja, or the California Carlsbad Mission. It is the best mission in the world because, in fact, it is all one mission! Yes, for logistical purposes there are mission boundaries, but in reality, there are no boundaries to this mission. This mission is borderless and eternal. It is the exact mission that we read about in Moses 1:39 "For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man."
This mission is His mission. It is the mission of the most almighty, expansive, all knowing, and magnificent being in the universe. His mission is just as wielki (great) as He is. Now that, my friends, is something cool.
In this sense, then what does it mean to be a missionary? Well, if His mission is borderless and eternal, then you may best bet that his mission doesn't just last 18 or 24 months on this earth. It is so much more than just putting on your little black name tag and talking to people about the Gospel.
This mission is to help people discover who they are. Whose they are! It is to help people take their vision from their shoes and look up to their creator, to their loving Father. It is to help people learn how to enjoy that beautiful sunset behind the rolling vineyards and oak trees, knowing that that sunset was put there just for them at that moment, to enjoy and cherish.
Really, this mission is hope. It is hope that there is something better and something bigger than what we can see. It is also the hope that comes from the knowledge that we can change. I treasure that knowledge as much as any other principle that I have come to learn of in my life.
I don't know about you, but for me change and hope are intertwined. I can't hope for anything, if I don't think anything will ever change. I also can't change anything, including myself, unless I have hope that some greater power than myself will assist me in the task to do so.
This mission is the best thing that will ever happen to you, you just need to let yourself do it.
Today, we're emailing later than usual because we went to go see the Kościuszki Mount, it is a giant grave for Tadeusz Kościuszko who served in the Revolutionary War. He is buried in American soil! Ever heard of the Kościuszko Uprising? Look this dude up!
Monday, June 22, 2015
Every day here in Łódż is filled with love, fun, challenges, and G-d. It is the most indescribable and amazing thing, to be here and devoting all of my time to the Lord. Being a missionary is the single greatest experience that has happened to me so far in my life and I am so eternally grateful! I love these people so much! I love you so much! I love my friends back at home so much! I miss all of you but I am also so grateful to be here. This is where I am supposed to be. Ah, being a missionary jest najlepsze (the best)!