Tuesday, October 27, 2015

My Last Letter Home!!

I can't believe this is my last letter home! I will be seeing you at the airport in just a few days. So crazy! It almost doesn't seem real that I am coming home. I am so excited to see those that are coming to the airport. It is going to be a great time seeing everybody. Especially my 6' 3" brother!! When I left he was shorter than I. I think seeing Cameron will be the biggest amazement when I see everybody. I think the hardest thing will be leaving the greatest mission in the world and being released. I am not looking for those times. I have loved being on a mission. It has been the best thing that I have ever done!! Last Thursday I had the chance to meet up with Joseph, my recent convert. We went to Red Lobster and had a great time talking one with another. He is doing great in his ward. He just got a job and is looking to move out of his current residence. I am so excited that he is doing so well. He even gave me a parting gift. It is a book by Arnold Schwarzenegger called the encyclopedia to body building. Joseph loves body building and healthy eating. On Thursday an office couple took me out to Longhorn steak house as a departing dinner. I will miss all the people that I have met here in Kansas. See you Thursday!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Conferences & Three Weeks Left and I'm Home

Hola mi familia!!! I hope things are going great for you at home. Sorry I have not written a letter home for some time now. Things are always so busy here in the office I lose track of my mind…. I mean time. It is so great to be lost in the work!! So for the last two weeks we have had zone conference’s all across the mission. Those two weeks went by so quickly! We inspected 81 out of the 83 vehicles that the mission has. So it has been really busy and time consuming. Plus, I got the chance to do my last vehicle training to the whole mission. It is so awesome to see how much the Lord has helped me to grow. The old Taylor would not get up in front of tons of people and speak. But the still evolving “new Taylor” got up in front of 80+ people and gave a lecture! So awesome!!! (Bishop – Stake President don’t get any ideas now……) Cough…. So I might be going to BYU I this winter semester!!!! I just received my letter of acceptance to BYU I!!!!!!! Wahoo!!!!! So since BYU I is a three track school I have to now wait and see what semester I get accepted to. I have applied to the winter semester but as it states on the website it is subject to change. To find out more click http://www.byui.edu/admissions/three-track-system (Elder Dickson received the Winter/Spring track)

General Conference was so good. I love getting the chance to listen to modern day Prophet and Apostles!!! Ever since coming on the mission and learning so much about the Gospel has helped my testimony grow so much of General Conference. We had the opportunity to watch General Conference at our Branch Presidents house and then for Priesthood we went to the church!! Such a great time!

So I have been trying to avoid this subject like the plague. But I am supposed to tell everybody that I will be coming home on October 29th. My plane lands at 4:25 PM. That is done and said. Don’t get offended at what I say. If you do…. It is going to be harder coming home than it was leaving!! The Lord is already preparing me to come home and it sucks! I was driving home last night from Junction City and with all the lights it looked like northern SLC. Then further down the road it looked like the highway entering Price canyon! Ugh I wasn’t even thinking about home!! Kansas Wichita Mission is the best mission in the whole world!!!!! Hands down!!!!!!!!!!

So this Thursday I am going up to Lawrence to pick up my replacement! Ugh…. Things are getting real!!! So I will have 2 weeks to get him trained on how to be the Vehicle Coordinator and an office assistant. So much to teach!!!

Los amo a todos!!

Elder Potter, his first Companion at the MTC