It's good to hear from you. Have fun at Youth Conference Blake & Ben! Thanks Bryce for your emails. It's nearly the same as getting an email from Neal A. Maxwell - every sentence is packed with meaning. It's inspiring too hearing from other missionaries out serving.
I'm glad Ben is doing well in football. Two-a-days taught me more than I then realized. It will set a foundation for good work ethic throughout your life. Enjoy the season. Tell the Coach Crockett and the staff hi for me!
It's crazy how fast July has flown by. I think time goes by exponentially faster as you get older. 1/19<1/18. This week was awesome. A lot of trying things happened to those we are teaching, but they turned the challenges into catalysts for growth. Corey Barlow came to church even when his grand-daughter passed away in a car accident a couple days before. As we waited for sacrament to start, we played "Where Can I Turn For Peace" for prelude on the piano. I could feel how much Heavenly Father cares for him. I know God "mourns with [us] when [we] mourn." Corey said "There are a million places I could be right now, but I knew I needed to come to God's house for some peace."
I have grown to love Sundays more and more. It's like we get our batteries recharched each week when we partake of the sacrament.
This week's scripture: 3 Nephi 17:17-20
I've learned that there is deep joy in honest work. Jesus Christ loves us so much. So much we can't even "conceive so great and marvelous" the things He and Heavenly Father have prepared for us.
Love you all!