This week had a lot of ups and downs, like any week, but there seem to be a lot more of them as I get closer to the end of my mission. I have moments where it'll just hit me for a little bit and I won't really feel like I can do anything, but then the next minute I'll be ready to just go outside and teach everybody I see! It's pretty weird how fast it happens, but thankfully, there are a lot more moments from the second group than from the first. :) I really feel like this last transfer is and is going to be the best of my mission. My goal for these last few weeks is to really be on the right track in everything that I do so that when I come home I'll be able to just keep moving with the upward direction that I have right now. It's really such a blessing to be where I am, with the people I'm with, and to be able to feel myself growing. A lot of the time on our mission, we grow, but we don't really notice it. But through the prayer and study and just hard (often sweaty, it's getting really hot) work, I notice changes is myself more often and see that I'm really doing my part to build the momentum I need to make that transition between the mission and normal life. I'm really looking forward to these three weeks as the best three weeks of my mission.
We'll be getting iPads tomorrow, as well as teaching Milan again, the woman who just had a baby! It's gonna be a good week, for sure.
Thanks so much for the great emails you guys always send! I don't really thank you much for it, but it really is special to get so much from back home. A lot of missionaries don't get nearly as much. I'm sorry that my email this week doesn't correspond to what you guys sent to me. I'll make sure it's better next week! Thanks so much for all that you do. I love you guys so much, talk to you soon!
We Received the Following Letter from Adam's Mission President by Email this Week
Parents of Elder Adam Jacob Bigler Elder Adam Jacob Bigler will soon complete his service as a full time missionary in the France Paris Mission. His scheduled release date will be 23 Jul 2015. At this time we wish to thank you for your invaluable support of his mission through your letters and prayers. We feel certain you are anticipating a joyous reunion. Upon his return he should report immediately to his stake president in order to give an account of his mission, receive timely instruction, and receive his formal release. During his mission, Elder Bigler has served faithfully, has demonstrated an extraordinary attitude, testimony, and spirit, and developed qualities which exemplify the very best in the performance of missionary work. He has treated the various responsibilities he assumed here as a sacred trust. By his faith, humility and devotion to duty, often in the face of adversity, he became an effective teacher and witness of truth. The great personal qualities which he discovered and enhanced during his mission will be a source of strength to him and to all with whom he associates throughout his life. Elder Bigler will be remembered with fondness and love by many friends and members of the Church in France, as well as by his missionary companions. His life has been enriched by learning the French language, by living in a foreign culture, and especially by serving others. It has been our privilege to serve with him, observe his spiritual growth, and enjoy close association through personal interviews, and his weekly letters and accompanying reports. He is a fine young man whom we love and for whom we wish the very best. Sincerely, Frédéric Jean Babin President, France Paris Mission