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So you know how last week I went back to Fletcher for a day? Well, now I’ve been transferred back!! Crazy!! I was completely expecting to finish it off in San Gabriel, and I was soooo excited! But now I’m sooooo excited to finish in the ward in which I left most of my heart in. If you look over this mission, you’ll find Elder Pickett’s hearts spread all over El Monte, Montebello, Bel 2, San Gabriel, Pasadena, East L.A., Glendale, and perhaps other places that people have since moved to. When you leave something or someone you really love, your heart breaks. And in the mission, it happens a lot. But the Lord always gives you a new heart. Sure it hurts every time, but there is nothing more gratifying that I have experienced yet in my life. Offer to the Lord a sacrifice of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Give him your EVERYTHING, and you will get SO much more in return!! Man, life is GREAT! This gospel is SO true! How can we not go forth in so great a cause, my friends?
Elder Pickett
 
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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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This week was great! I went back to Fletcher. Again! This time to confer the Aaronic Priesthood to Byron. We got there in the middle of the Primary program and my little America was singing. She saw me in the doorway and her voice caught a little in her throat hahaha it was so cute!! I love her. I saw a LOT of people that I loved there yesterday. And a little ecuadorean punk that Elder Crossley owned in wrestling last Christmas Eve was at church! For the first time in years! And he told us, ‘I don’t know if I want to go BYU, then a mission or a mission then BYU.’ YEEEEEAAHH!! SO exciting! He’s made a big turnaround. I love it when people change their lives to live the gospel more fully. Every time, and I mean EVERY time, they are happier. Christ is a stud.

Elder Pickett
 
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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Elder Andrew Edward Page.

This week was hard. But really rewarding. The whole mission had an opportunity to experience the Atonement firsthand. For those who don’t know, Elder Page, an elder serving here passed away this week. He was hit by a car and never regained consciousness. Yesterday we met as a mission for his memorial service. The love of the Lord was felt, and love between the servants of the Lord was shared freely. Many tears were shed. But I know so much more deeply how important the Atonement is, I know to a greater extent how the Lord feels about us. My capacity to love has increased. The plan of salvation is so much more real to me. Guys, life is good. The Gospel is true. And I know that it is the only thing that can bring us hope. It is the only thing that will neer abandon us. It is there in the hardest of times. It is what makes good times good. I love it. And I love all of you.

Elder Pickett
 
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Posted by on October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

What a Week!

Man. Conference totally changed my perspective on life, myself, and the world at large. Especially the messages from Pres. Uchtdorf. I loved his ‘why would anyone join the Church?’ talk. Phenomenal. As well as many of the other speakers and messages. “They don’t even know where they’re going!!!!” “Exclamation point.” What a conference. The Lord’s conference. And today we went to the temple… Wow. A great escape from the world. And, to boot, it’s my companion’s birthday! And tomorrow we have interviews with the mission president! If the Spirit was a drug, I’d be overdosing. So much repentance this week. It feels GREAT!

Elder Duncan
 
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Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Uncategorized