I'm so proud of my brothers. They are both just incredible. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to be by side as my siblings:) I am so excited for them!! Coach Dalton is very good at getting kids to want to play football and just welcoming anyone and everyone. However, if you don't run track.. Like someone named Jacob.. Senior year, he may or may not seem to shun you hahahaha just playing... Sort of.. Yeah, he will be incredible! That's a bummer about Xander and Tyler having trouble with school and football. But I'm excited that Xander came to church! I've tried to write him a couple of times, but I don't know if he has received them. He's such a great guy! I miss Melynda! She's awesome! She was so much fun to see everyday! I hope that she is doing well :)
I just had my interview with my president. And I was asking him about how to work with people in our district who have a hard time to always be obedient, and he started to explain the personalities of people in the district and how with their needs and problems it makes sense why they struggle with this level of obedience. He then said (in French), "And that's why you're there Elder Lucas!" "You can help them!!" Oh thanks a ton President!!! That's just what I want to do! Be the bad guy! Hahahaha I'm totally kidding around, but it was pretty funny haha :) but all in all, I felt honored that he respected me with a situation like that. This last week I was in Luxembourg on an exchange and let me just say that I LOVE it there. It may be my favorite city (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) because of how pretty and magnificent it is. While there, I met two different men. One was homeless and desperate. The other had sufficient money and had a job. The first, however, was the happier! In fact, he literally started to praise God in the middle of our rendez-vous with him because of how blessed he felt from God. This man literally had nothing. He was an immigrant from Africa, where both of his parents had been killed in the war, and who had a sister who died a couple of years ago. Despite all of this, he praised God for what he did have. He knew that God loved him, and the fact that God had given him life was a miracle in and of itself. The second man had what he needed, but still felt cheated in life. He was making enough money and had a job, but wanted more. He wanted to be rich and have all the luxuries. He also was highly addicted to smoking, and spent much of his money on cigarettes. He was angry that God hadn't given Him more, and felt if God was doing His job right, then he (the man) would have more money. It was incredible to see the comparison between the two. The first man understood what is truly important in life. It is what money cannot buy, and bread cannot fill. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is having the bread of life, our Savior. Through Him, death has no sting and the pains of life are wiped away. The luxuries and values of the world, such as money and things can't fill us the way we need to be filled. I am so grateful that God would bless a 19 year old boy from NM to have that experience to see the comparison and effect of gratitude on a life, that to the world seemed like he had nothing, and another who had enough, but was empty inside. Dad, I love you!! Have a greeeaaat week!! BISOUS!