Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Last Letter Home

Hey for those of you that can come, just to let you know my farewell is on the 24th at 9:00 at the chapel on Dalton Drive in Springville, Utah. for those of you still on missions my email at home will be kilometers5@gmail.com. Love you all!!!

I have been reflecting a lot on these last two years of my life and what they mean to me.

These last two years of my life have been one of the hardest, tiring, stressful years of my life, but I wouldn't change them for the world. I never never sweat, bled or cried so much in my life, but every drop was worth it. I have lost weight, precious time and even some of my English, but all in order to find something else. Something better. My mission has changed my life. 

First off Korea. I will never be able to look at the Korean flag without thinking of my wonderful time here. At first it was hard learning a difficult language, adjusting to such a different culture and becoming a missionary. I'm not gonna lie it was hard. but going through that has made me a way better person, and into the person that I needed to become. I love this country, culture, food, language and people. Korea has a sacred place in my heart. I will never forget Korea and the relationships I have made here.

But the biggest thing that happened on my mission was I was able to find my Savior. Through all of the scripture study, prayers,experiences and promptings I have come to know more of who Jesus Christ is. I know my Savior lives that he loves me and everyone else with an indescribable love. He suffered and died for all of our sins and made it possible that we can all be resurrected and return back to our Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father loves us and because He does he gave us the Book Of Mormon and Modern day prophets to guide us. That book has given me so much help in the hard times and joy in the good times. I know it is a true book of God and we can get closer to God by reading that book. I know that this church is true. I have no doubt about that. I love my Savior and Redeemer. I Love this work and this church with all my heart and I was glad to be able to serve a mission. I wouldn't have done it any other way.  

Love you all!!

Elder Miles Diede

May 5

We had a meeting today and we email now so here it is.;)

Well this week was a week like any other. We did not have very many lessons planned when it started and it ended that way. It can be a little bit frustrating sometimes because we don't have very many solid investigators and no one that we meet on the street really wants to meet us again, but they listen to us on the street when we talk to them for the first time. but we are meeting a lot of really cool people and seeing cool miracles every single day. I'm pretty sure these next couple of weeks will have  and see the most miracles that i have ever seen in my life. 

The one investigator that we did meet with this week was an interesting one. We meet him in his office(he is a building security guard) and he likes to get on his computer when we are with him, which makes him not focus very much. We are working on getting him to come to the church and meeting us. He kept his commitment to read in the Book of Mormon and read the introduction page and a little into the testimonies at the front. He is a really sweet old man, we just have to meet him in an environment that is more receptive to the spirit. 

My studying this week was studying more about desire. The Joke in our house is that I am trunky, and i think it is because I talk a ton about desires and I share lots of them and want to know and ton, but also because the other elders like watching me squirm realizing im coming home soon. :)  but its ok im not trunky and I know it Elder Miller knows it and God knows it so what else really matters.  My studying was also focused on Patience which turned out to be a miracle later because I went on exchanges with Elder C., a district leader in my zone from hawaii, and he wanted to be trained on that same subject.

We had a really good exchange and we did lots of missionary work together. He is doing his job of district leader very well. The district there is very close, they are all very good friends, which sometimes can get in the way, but I talked to Elder C.i a little bit about that. I don't see any huge concerns with Elder C. or the district. Elder C. is a blessing to me. He shared some of the things he has been going through with me, not in any specifics but enough where i could understand. He is literally the definition of love for me. This big huge Hawaiian teddy bear just loves everyone. He has blessed my life these past 2 transfers. He is my miracle for the week.

so i will call you 9 am my time on monday, i will write you my testimony next week too!!

Love you lots

Elder Miles Diede