From: Nathan DeBeikes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:51 AM
Subject: Zone Conference in Leicester
Hello hello! Well, i can’t say this week was as good as the last, but it was still a really good one. Elder Swinemar and i are still finding new people to teach, and really enjoying our time in Loughborough. Sadly, Elder Swinemar will most likely be leaving on Wednesday, and i should be getting a new companion. it isn’t for sure, but it is most likely. we will find out later tonight, so i can let you know next week.
I guess the highlight of my week would have to be Tuesday, when we had zone conference in Leicester. Zone conference is when multiple zones all meet together and President and Sister Rasmussen teach us loads of things, and we get to see a ton of missionaries. This one was really great. I got to see people that i havent seen in months, and i really realized how many lifelong friends i have made on my mission so far. that is one of my favorite parts about my mission. i have met so many people that i will love for the rest of my life. The spirit was very strong during the whole meeting, and i was able to learn a lot and really be uplifted and inspired.
As i get closer to a year, i have been looking back at all of the experiences i have had, and i really cannot believe i am almost halfway done. At one point, it seems like i left yesterday, but on the other hand it seems like i have been on my mission my whole life. It has truly been one of the greatest things i will ever do, and i am looking forward to the expereiences i will continue to have throughout the next year.
Anyway, i am very happy, and i love being a missionary. Life is great, i love the gospel, and i love our Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank you all for what you do for me. have a great week!
Love, Elder DeBeikes