|Gotta add the GQ pose|
|The amazing Glorybie's baptism day|
I've spent basically my whole mission so far in this area, so I figured that when I finally did leave, I would be absolutely heartbroken. But when the announcement came that I would be leaving, for some reason I got super excited. Don't get me wrong: this place is my home. These people are my family. These places and these streets are second nature to me now. But I am so excited to be able to do this all over again in another area! We have two other missionaries in our district who are also leaving, and they are super sad about it, and they are kinda confused/mad at me because I'm not sad about leaving. But honestly, I can't help it, I'm really excited!
I told basically all of the members here that I was leaving as soon as I could. Back in the states
|District activity from last week .|
The last time me and John Paul will get to work on splits together.These pictures were at Twinkle's house ..
I really will miss this place though. These people have become my family. I'm gonna miss the Porcado's, Twinkle and her family, John Paul (seriously he's like my brother) the Gernali's, and everyone else in the branch. I'm not worried though, I expect to see them if I am able to return someday but definitely I will in the Celestial Kingdom.
That's pretty much it for this email. I can't wait to see where my next area sends me! It's gonna be great, it really is. One thing that always gives me hope, comfort, and peace is a scripture in Helaman. Helaman 5:12 is really a great scripture in the Book of Mormon. It says that we need to build our foundation in Christ, we need to trust Him, lean on Him and follow Him. If we do those things, Helaman says, we cannot fall. I know for a fact that this is true. If we center our foundation on Christ, we will never fall. We will experience sadness, trials, sickness and whatever else, but we will NEVER fall because He is there to carry us.
I love you all and I hope you all have a great week!! Elder Austin Cook
|Twinkles siblings she cares for|
|The incredible Porcado Family|
|Gotta have fun and be silly :)|
|More fun with some of my favorite people|
|Another photo from Glorybie's baptism|
|Some fun with our district|
|Gotta post like a real man|