I'm loving my last few weeks as a missionary. I'm trying to work harder than ever. Seeing the gospel change peoples' lives is the best feeling. It makes the hundreds of no's worth it. I'm so grateful for my mission.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland once said:
In two years my life was changed forever and forever and forever. Everything I hold dear, everything I cherish in one way or another, I owe to the experience that converged from my childhood, my lovely parents, and my good home. Converged and passed into my soul on a mission. Everything — my marriage to Sister Holland, my children, the fact that they have been on missions and all married in the temple and now are raising children to go on missions and be married in the temple, my education, and my chance to have a profession in education, my church assignments—everything that has ever blessed me I owe to the gospel, collectively, broadly, and to my mission specifically.
I know that what I have done and am doing now has me on a trajectory for unmeasurable happiness and realization.
I believe that we are extensions of God - we are his children. In whatever circumstance, we have a divine potential for success.
My testimony today is that God engineers the best successes ever for his children who strive to do their honest best.