Monday, December 16, 2013

Off to the Airport

Going to the AIRPORT! 

Not because I'm coming home right now MOM gosh....don't get your hopes up, but because we are going to get the new missionaries right now! Just thinking about them and the MTC spirit that fills korea when they step off the plane is making my heart beat so fast! I love the opportunity I have to take part in the first moments of these new missionaries' missions. It's such a blessing to me, if they only knew how much they mean to me, our mission, and most importantly the Lord. 

Anyways, I'm sorry to hear about the death of grandpa. I didn't know him very well, but I know that if he didn't exists I wouldn't have the amazing Mother or life I have now so I'm grateful for the role he played. I often think about the idea of forgiveness and as the scriptures say we must forgive others if we are to be forgiven. 

A random thought I had early in my mission was, "had I forgiven everyone?" As I was praying I thought of Grandpa Illyn and realized that even though I didn't know him or what not, i held this grudge in my heart against him because my grandpa was not like all my friends grandpas. I remember that night I prayed and asked Heavenly Father to forgive me of my hardened heart, and as the Saviors atonement took over I was able to feel that sweet peace that comes from turning my will over to God. I pray that in the next life Grandpa Illyn will find the mercy and love of the Savior again.
This week has been busy with transfers and everything. Slept in my suit last night. Greatest feeling ever!!!!! Love seeing the Lord's work move forward here in this part of the Kingdom. 

Sounds like the family is doing well. I pray that you will all seize the opportunities this Christmas to testify of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Nothing brings the spirit quite like missionary work! 
Love you Family and I will call sometime... on Christmas...our time is always...changing so I can't tell  you exactly when yet. 

Thanks for everything I have my box sitting under my little christmas tree that I found in an old missionary house. Love you!

Elder Kaufusi


Tell Jared that he can live at our house in 6 months with me and we can continue our missionary work together!!!! really though tell him that he better wait for me. If another one of my brothers gets married while I am on my mission then i might just stay here and be a missionary forever!!

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