There are so many things I want to tell you and show you, but it's difficult with the limited communication we have. I hope the kids are doing well. How has Mason been doing in his teenage years?
I'm glad to see you've been enjoying some cool hikes with Addie; I'm keen to come along when I get home :)
Thank you for the pictures--I'll upload some more today. I've been enjoying my mission more than ever these last 3 months: I've witnessed our recent converts baptize their brothers, recent converts give talks at baptisms less than 2 months after their own, and a Chinese Utah develop before my eyes. Yesterday two more young Chinese men were baptized--after their baptism, we saw a group of 10-12 Chinese recent converts walking out of church together, all baptized within the last 3 months. They looked like a band of Stripling Warriors, converted young men with bright futures ahead of them. We watched them walk away together and said, "Look, there goes the City Branch. We're living in a Chinese Utah." I can't wait to see what these young men do and how they develop over the next 5 months.
I love you Mom! Thanks for all your love and support, you really are the best. 我爱你 (Or in other words, "I love you" :)