It's awesome that you had an amazing road trip with everyone, tell everyone that participated that I say hi. A girl from EFY huh, crazy mormons, I bet that was fun. Thanks for not giving me the details, but if you feel it need be let me know how that venture goes. Ballroom was amazing, that is amazing in and of itself. That is one thing that I miss a lot because there isn't really a lot of dancing out here in the mission field. You guys lost the Homecoming game, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! I miss rain. There is no rain here but the days are hot and the nights are perfect everyday. The weather apparently doesn't really change that much. Tomorrow we have Elder Craig C. Christensen from the seventy coming tomorrow and he is going to have a like 4 hour meeting with us and then afterwards he is going to pick like ten to twelve missionaries and he is going to talk to them and interview them personally so they said that I have to memorize everything about my area. It is going to be a blast. I am so psyched that It's coming up and then we also have General Conference coming up. I'm going to be giving you all a General Conference Quiz after wards so make sure that you guys all pay attention.
Well I have a fun quote for you today from President Eyring:
"I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The dye has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, or be still. My past is redeemed, the present makes sense, and my future is secured. I'm finished and done with low-living, small planning, smooth knee, colorless dreams, tamed vision, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminance, positions, promotinos, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power. My face is set, my gate is fast, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my road is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, divided or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of populatiry, or meander in the face of mediocrity. I will not give up, let up, or shut up until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up for the cause of Christ. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He stops me, and when He returns for His own, He'll have no problem recognizing me, my banner will be clear."
Now remember that while life is to be enjoyed and not just endured that there are several things in life that are more important that anything else, if you want to know what they are and how you can put things in the right order in your life to be as successful as you could possibly be then study 3 Nephi 13. That is an amazing chapter. And if you find that you also have extra time read the following verses: Alma 48:17, Helaman 5:12, 1 Nephi 3:7(2:3), and also keep your eyes open for what you could do if you were in the situation that all these people were in. Keep being awesome and having fun. Happy Birthday and I love you broseph. Do everything you can do and be all you can be.
With Lots of Love,
The Real Captain Awesome.... Elder Benjamen Rubert