Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Missionary in Brazil...

Our nephew is currently serving a mission for our church in Brazil and we got this picture with his email letter home this week. I was so excited to see him!! He looks and sounds great! This photo looked like a painting to me, it almost just doesn't seem real!

He loves being missionary, I know this because he writes it all the time in his letters home. It gives me so much comfort to read his letters and to know he is doing something so wonderful, so right and gaining such a deep testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ because he is so willing to give this time to the Lord, and to be an instrument in His hands to share the good news of the Atonement with the people of Brazil! What a great example he is for "the teenager". Jacob really looks up to his older cousins so much, they are confident in who they are, and he is so excited to follow in their footsteps and serve a mission.
It really through these letters home, and pictures like this, that give me the courage to keep helping him prepare (and not just push him in a closet and nail the door shut for the next two years... like some of my fears and apprehensions lead me to) so that he can follow that dream! I would not be where I am today, without missionaries just like this. It's exciting and scary but with the Lord on his side, everyone wins!

5 comments:

She Loves To Make said...

I love this picture! You can tell he is so happy on his mission--I've never seen or heard him talk (more like "write") this he does now. I'm excited for Jake...

Beth said...

Your brothers have both been great about writing amazing letters home. I am really spoiled now and a bit nervous about what our missionary might write, or NOT write! Hopefully he will surprise me :)

patsy said...

I LOve this picture of Jack!
It's so tropical there. I knew it was... but somehow seeing it just made it seem real to me.

jake is going to be a great missionary & you are going to love email day! it's the best.

McDowell Family said...

Jacob will be an awesome missionary and bless the lives of many! We just love the kid! Madison and Zachary have a new hide and seek buddy!

Donna Lynn said...

The picture says it all....he loves what he is doing! It makes me feel excited about the opportunities Jacob may have.

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