My testimony on the family really has been strengthened the longer I have been in the mission. Really, the benefits are pretty obvious to the members of the church, if not to the whole world. I commemorated L. Tom Perry this week by re reading his conference talk on the Family. And he really was a great and true writer. I know that his family is just persevering for the way when they can all be together again in the celestial kingdom. But that thing I love about church doctrine, is that it continually focuses on learning by faith and repenting. Even after this life we are going to continue working as missionaries, temple worshipping, everything we have done here. That's why we have to attain his growing desire to learn right now, so that it strengthens as we die and pass onto the next life.
We are all in this life preparing for bigger and better things.
And I am so happy to hear my family an friends" stories about making new families of their own,. passinonto college, making new friends. having new jobs. Although we might forget things from time to time, God wants us to keep trying no matter what. I have realized that the more time I have in my mission, the more focused and curious and humble I need to be. Because I still have so many hings to get done, and apply afterward. Bu for now, I am going to stay by the tree, like Michael T. Ringwood said.
I hope everyone has an amazing week! Work as hard as you can! Thats the cure for any disanimated mind.