We hit the jackpot this week! Tommy made up for all his skimpy emails with a letter, a tape, and a digital photo card filled with over 500 pictures in one mailing. We were so excited even though most of the pictures are old news, it's still pictures. Hooray!
Elder Blair has been serving almost 10 months now, he writes: "I can't tell you how much I love my mission. I never thought I would ever get to this point, but I don't want to go home."
"You are called to represent the Savior. Your voice to testify becomes the same as His voice, your hands to lift the same as His hands. His work is to bless His Father's spirit children with the opportunity to choose eternal life. So, your calling is to bless lives.
"Your call has eternal consequences for others and for you. In the world to come, thousands may call your name blessed, even more than the people you serve here. They will be the ancestors and the descendants of those who chose eternal life because of something you said or did, or even what you were. . .You see, there are no small callings to represent the Lord."
Henry B. Eyring, "Rise to Your Call," Ensign, Nov. 2002, 75