Friday, November 13, 2009

Last Letter Home!!!

This is Jesse's last letter home! He will be flying into the Redmond Airport on Monday, November 23rd at 9:00pm. Any and everyone is welcome to join us at the airport as Jesse arrives home! We will all be in Oregon for Thanksgiving week. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!

Hello family!

Well I do not really know what is going on in the life of all of my friends but I did get your letter from Elder Rau and I got a good laugh out of it when he says that being a zone leader cuts his time out haha. I am really glad to hear that he is learning so much and having so many experiences. So I have now been on the mission more than two years and I still love it so much. There have been so many stories that I would love to tell but there is just never enough time. I was going to send you the pictures of the last four or five baptisms that we have had (we just baptized Daniel and Lourda this last Saturday) BUT i FORGOT THE CORD TO MY Camera. Oh and you would never belive the story behind that. So we travel a ton these last weeks and we never sleep more than 6 hours a night. So anyways while we were traveling I left my backpack in a taxi ahhhhh. It had my triple in spanish and my camera ahhhhh and as you can suppose things like that are always lost forever. But I had some pictures that are really important on my camera and I prayed and told that lord that I really wanted the memories from the camara and my triple. Then I went to the bus station and put in a lost claim aaaannnnnndddddd BOOOMMM!!!! two days later it was turned in hmmmmm need we more evidence that God listens. Speaking of that I had another experience the other day when I was in a baptismal intereview and the man told me that he had smoked the morning before. Normally I never pass anyone that has done something like that but really felt different with him so I want into the bathroom and prayed. The Lord helped me out a lot. It was a great experience and he got baptized later that day. There have been so many experiences that just help me out so much. But I would like to share the greatest of all of the experiences. Sunday I was in Aceuducto which is in Morelia and was my area about 3 months ago. So I got to go to church. As I was there I saw a ton of converts cone to church. As they walked in I can not even begin to tell you the great feeling of joy that filled my heart. Well as I said I cant even begin to tell you but I will let Alma explain it... Well I love the gospel and I know that I will miss this work like nothing else. I had a dream the other night that I was home and crying because I wanted to go back to the mission. I do know know exactly what to feel but I just have to keep really focused on the work. well I love you all a ton and will see you all really soon.


Don said...


The good news is that as good as the mission is, it still doesn't come close to when you are kneeling down across the alter from your beautiful wife in the holy temple of God. It doesn't hold a candle to when the nurse hands you your firstborn child and you put your finger in his or her hand and they squeeze it tight. As much joy as you had in the mission, there is still much, much more to come. And your mission had provided you with the foundation to get it all right.

I can't wait to see you again.

Don Layton

Dave said...

Amen. Congratulations Jesse! I hope to see you shortly!

Dave Woodland