Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Finishers Wanted...

I remember hearing a talk given by President Thomas S. Monson
in which he described the marks of a true finisher.
(read Ensign June 1989)

There are 6 marks of a true finisher:
                         1.  The mark of vision.
                         2.  The mark of effort.
                         3.  The mark of faith.
                         4.  The mark of virtue.
                         5.  The mark of courage.
                         6.  The mark of prayer.

Embodied in finishing a full time mission are all of the above.
A mission takes stick-to-it-iveness.

Stick to your task ’til it sticks to you;
Beginners are many, but enders are few.
Honor, power, place and praise
Will always come to the one who stays. 
Stick to your task ’til it sticks to you;
Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it, too;
For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile
Will come life’s victories after a while.
—Author Unknown

This week we are proud of these "Finishers"...
Elder Chavez
Elder Tauaese
Elder Toledo
Elder Carillo
Elder Lewis
Elder Ramirez

We celebrated together and then said Good bye to the first group to depart
(they are leaving in shifts this week....more pictures to come at the end of the week!)

So proud of these young men...they are true finishers!!

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