hey bam chow , so realy , you dont have much selling to do for me, im pretty sure im going to go to u-state, it will be perfect for me, i dont want to fall into the life that i lived before my mish which as you know i was a total bum, and i know that by being out of the house i will feel more responsable be able to focus and buckle down on the things that are ireally important instead of just working out and playing basketball 24/7, plus i need to meet new girls, the only girls im going to be interested in when i get home is, well......., like noone haha im not going to know them anymore, and they wont know me, so i think it will be best to just start over at utah state with stephen, i hope i dont get married before you get home, it just wouldnt be the same with you gone, but i think ill be fine, so far the harris curse is goping strong, noone married and three of us should be haha, is there any golf courses there? maybe that i could work at? the mission will teach you alot about how to play golf, even though youll never take a swing the principles are the same, one shot at a time, with high goals and expectations, but when you fail you get over it, take a deep breath and set up for your next shot with faith that youll still put it on the green, whether you have to hook it or slice it, hit it strait, low, high, two shots are never the same, even if your playing on the same course, yet every shot is similiar and requires a constant confident mental attitude. you have to know how far each club will go and which one to use in the right moment. the more you practice the better you will get, it doesnt matter whether your swing looks like jim furyks or like rory mccilroys its about where the ball ends up and making the right choices to allow you to get there. it doesnt matter how you make your par, as long as you do it , whether you make a 10 foot putt or a bomb, a par is a par. anyways enough symbolism from golf i can go on for days, but your mission really is just like golf, thats how i know you will succeed, and why im not worried for you just remember to follow the spirit and to rely on the him and you father in heaven, they are your caddie in the mission, you can depend on them, the spirit will tell you which shot to hit and which club to use, but you have to foprge that same trust you would need to forge with your caddie, you need to know him personally and constantly heed his promptings, the best feeling in the world comes after an entire day led by the spirit, way better then winning a tournament or hitting a home run, because you helped others progress there relationship with the savior, just try to deepen your dependance upon heavenly father and the holyghost, follow small promptings even if they seem crazy, like maybe talking to someone youve never met about the gospel, or inviting someone who looks lonly to come hang out with you and your friends, just serve others and you will be happy and prepared for your mission, forward this to mom and dad please, i dont have time for another email,
this week was good, we taught alot of peeps the plan os salvation, because our ward mission leader and 2nd counselor to the branch passed away, we also spent alot of time serving the members and the barksdale family making sure they always had food and were taken care of, it was an awesome week filled with each and every emossion possible, but still just awesome, i just love being a missionary, i love helping people feel loved by our father in heaven, i love waking up at 6 so i have more time to study the scriptures, and how i love the scriptures, i just love the book of mormon, the best half hour of eachday is the time i spend reading the book of mormon, and heed the voice of the spirit as it teaches me the gospel , mom i love you, dad i love you, everyone, i love you dont forget it im goona bounce , were bowling today, the last pday ill have with elder enosa nad hadly who are awesome, love you guys
love elder harris
p.s. mom the package was, awesome, but honestly, what were you thinking, ??? dad obviously had no clue, i gave to uriel and liz, and yes you know what IT is, ill ever forget how much you love me mom, and how big your desire is to always give me what i want.
your the best, the gift cards are like heaven
MOTHER'S NOTE: I KNEW HE WAS DYING TO SEE THE LAST HARRY POTTER...AND I JUST FIGURED THAT IF HE GOT TO SEE HUNGER GAMES AND WHATEVER ELSE IT WAS AT THANKSGIVING THAT MAYBE, JUST MAYBE HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO WATCH IT IF I SENT IT TO HIM!!!! SO ITS NOT A BAD "IT:"!!!!! AND MARK MY WORDS...MY ANGELS ARE ON IT...AND THAT BOY WILL GET TO SEE IT!!! XXOOXX
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Sam Harris <sam_themachoman@yahoo.
hey spence! i have two finals this week so please pray for me, cause i am way nervous even though i have studied like crazy. I am way depressed that this is my last week in logan.. the kids i've met here have become the best friends i've ever had in my life. I am going to get my suits for the mission tomorrow with dad, so that should be pretty fun, I taught a pretty sick lesson yesterday in elders quorem called "missionary work and the atonement" it was way good, and i learned a lot. There is a pretty sweet video that you've probably already seen that is called |"missionary work and the atonement, Henry B Eyring, Jeffrey R Holland." so if you have time to watch that video online you should cause it's way rad, and only 10 minutes. It is starting to get freezing here in logan, which really sucks when your outside, but most of the time we're inside so it's chill. One of the things i'm going to miss the most about Utah State is the cafeteria. The food is sooooo good for the meal plan! it's like chinese food that's as good as whistle wok, good mexican food, freaking good pasta as good as brick oven, aggie ice cream..... waffles... (i'm trying to sell you) anyways spencer keep having the time of your life, and keep letting me know the things i need to know/do to be an awesome missionary like you. love you bro!