"And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." Ether 12:27

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December THREE--YOU DID IT, YESIREE!! :) :) :)

Subject: The final time I will get to write my letter home ... 

I am certain that you're right--this is my last P-Day. I am really glad that you showed your love for me in my letters this week!  I am grateful for all that you have been able to help me with. I am glad you are here for me.  I am truly impressed with this last two years, I am not sure I thought it was going to go the way that it did.  I have been pondering this last week what I would be doing and how this is really not the "Best 2 Years" as everyone that I talk to says about their missions. I realized that it is really the Best 2 years FOR your life! This is just a microcosm of my life; setting the stage for the rest of my life.  The most incredible feeling is to feel just like you said "Well done good and faithful servant." That was really something that came over me on this fast Sunday. I went up to bear my testimony and I was feeling the spirit very strongly.  I got to the pulpit and Matthew 25:23 came to my mind."Well done, good and faithful servant; thou has been faithful over a few things." Right then the emotions of the spirit overwhelmed me and truly I knew I was able to do what I was suppose to!  I am glad that the Lord is there for me!

I am grateful all that I have and the Words of the Savior, "Behold, I stand at the Door and Knock and if any man hear my voice and open the door I will come unto him..." I am certain as day and night that this is true! I am so glad I could serve these last two years! I love you very very much and I am sitting with a heart of joy!

Elder Christian James Delis

November twenty-SIX--great blessings are what he picks!

Subject: Well it was a mighty fine turkey day!

This was a fun thanksgiving! We played some two-hand touch, it was really quite an adventure! It was a brutal game towards the end. it was quite the game. I played the line quite a bit with the amount of people there...my arms are still pretty bruised up.  The dinner was so good! It may have had dads turkey dinner on its toes! The family was the R---'s they are an awesome family.  Brother and Sister R--- just got back from a senior mission to Russia at the beginning of the year! We go over and do service for them when we can get a chance, when we go over Sister R--- makes an amazing meal of some sorts and to be honest we had breakfast today and  it was sooooooo goood! Sourdough pancakes and overeasy eggs! Soooo gooood! 

Okay on to business!  The week was good. I am not going to lie, I am starting to not want to come home. not to not see you guys but...more since I just love the fact that the spirit is soooo much stronger then when I was home; its just hard to express I guess.  My heart is soooo full every single day, it is almost hard to express in words on a screen if that makes any sense. The hardest thing is to give into the fact that the life that I have and  am serving is so hard to give up. I just want to teach the gospel as a missionary a lot longer.  I will just have to do it through action not by doing it door to door; this will be a very different transition. Man I am going to be really weird when I get home....  hahahahahahaha.  

It was a slow week because of the Holiday, so that was interesting. On turkey day we were told to treat it like a P-day. we only had p-day until 1 on monday, and thursday we had they day "off" since it was not really effective use of the day to talk to people during a holiday that is not really want to talk to us. SO that to me was nice we visited R----- and family and the R---'s for dinner. It was an amazing day!

"All we are to do is to love no more and no less" 
Elder Christian James Delis

November nineTEEN--now until he's home...there's not much time in between!!

Subject: A week to give thanks!

We are moving the baptisms back for the holiday so that we can have more members there. so that is that plan, we will keep you in the loop.  I am being so welll taken care of this Thanksgiving. I know that it is because of the prayers that you have sending my way.  I truly and grateful for you!
Well, this is truly a week that I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for all the miracles that I have seen. I am grateful for the strength that the Savior and Redeemer has given me to tough through the things that are put in my path. I am grateful and truly indebted to a family who loves me. I am grateful for a loving Mission President and Wife. I am grateful for MY Savior who has truly freed me from the sins of this life.  I am soooo very grateful for the members who have served me and that I have served for the last two years. They have helped to shape me to be better. I am grateful for my companions that I have had for the last two year that have taught me so much.  I am thankful for the Spirit of the Lord for teaching me more about the gospel and for leading me to so many souls who have changed me.  I am grateful, so thankful, for the peace that I feel as I testify of Him that sent me here. I am so very grateful for the atoning sacrifice of my friend and brother The Lord Christ Jesus. I am grateful for the testimony that my Lord has shaped with me to be a greater and stronger disciple that would not have happened without leading me here.  The one thing I have put in my letter and I can't even touch the true gratitude that I have for .... That is truly my family. The power of the Lord rests upon my shoulders as I feel the Love that I have been blessed with in my service of my Lord! Thank you! I do truly love you!

"Never allow your soul to go a day without thanking the Lord"
-Elder Christian James Delis