Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them;
and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain,
and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. Jeremiah 16:16

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My Last Letter: I LOVE THE MISSION!!!

Well, I don’t know how to start. This is my last letter I will write to all of you before I finish the mission y go back home. Well, I had a great week y a great two years. I would never take back a second of it. I’m here to the last day working hard for God, not focusing on going home or my family, just to work y work until I finish on Sunday.

We had a great week. First, we had 6 investigators in church. Cynthia y Rodolfo y his wife, Vicky, y Rosario y a family member of her y a less active wife came. So that made me super happy to see all of them come for my last Sunday because next Sunday is stake conference. So that was a great blessing from God for us.

Well we moved the baptism date for Cynthia to the 10th because she is still missing a testimony of the Book of Mormon. She says sometimes she feels it is true y sometimes not.  So we are helping her understand what is testimony. Please pray for her that she will get a testimony of the church y the Book of Mormon.

 Well this week we were able to teach Rodolfo y Vicky on the plan of God y we talked on the prayer y day of rest y tithing. Well tomorrow we have an appointment with them y an active member family to do a family home evening, so that will be fun. They still want to get baptized on the 10th.

Well guess what? Peniel finally came back but didn’t go to church. We taught her lesson 3.  Well we visited Carlos, who is doubting his faith, y watched some videos about the Book of Mormon.  He said yes I know that this is true but I can’t go to church on Sunday because I need to work. So tomorrow we are going to drop him.  That is what the spirit is telling us to do y as missionaries we rely on him in all we do.

Well the thing most important is we are going to have a baptism next Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well sister Rosario is ready y her son finally bought her reading glasses.  So she told us she knows the Book of Mormon is true because she knows it has the name of Chirst in it y she said how can someone say it is not true when it has his name in it. She never read it before because she had no glasses but she knows it is true y said she will now read the book everyday. Well last Monday we had her first family home evening with her family. We shared videos on the Book of Mormon. Well her interview is on Wednesday at 6, so please pray that she will pass y be ready to get baptized, because I know she will.

Well I had my last district meeting on Tuesday about the Book of Mormon y because it was my last, I bought pizza for them. It was a great last meeting.

Well on Friday me y Elder Oakeson went to the temple y we were late so they had us help the confirmacion for two hours y it was awesome. The spirit was so strong.

So today we had a talent show as a zone. There was singing y dance y pizza y chips y soda y of course my cookies. So we were so close of finishing the goal of 21 lessons with members in a lesson with an investigator.  We only got 20, but it was by all the help of the teens. They come out with us two or three times a week.

Well that was my awesome week.

I just want to bear my testimony. I know I did the best I could in my mission these last two years. I know that the church is true with all my heart y I know that I was a solider in the best army in the world: the Army of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true after two years teaching it to the Laminates. Y I know that families can live together forever y ever. I know it is very important to have faith in Christ because He can do great things with the weak people. Y I know that Chirst lives y that he loves me. I KNOW MY MISSION IS DONE Y I SERVED GOD THESE LAST TWO YEARS, SOLO I JUST DONT WANT TO GO HOME. YET I LOVE THE MISSION, SORRY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know these things are true in the name of Jesus Chirst. Amen.

Well love you all y have a great week. ADIOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love Alex or Elder VanBuskirk



  1. That is so awesome! A true soldier of God. So proud.

  2. We are excited to have you home Alex and it sounds like you have had a fantastic mission. Can't wait to hear about it in person.