I am home

On October 31st, I started my journey back to Alaska from Pennsylvania.  I had a great week prior to leaving as I spent my last moments with friends and family from the area.  They all knew I was back east for a short visit and would once again be leaving to pursue my dreams of living in Alaska and being a full-time missionary.  This journey has not been easy, and this past month I even thought about quitting and giving it all up.  I have faced many odds and taken multiple steps of faith to pursue my dream.  One thing that always keeps me going is that I know there are others watching me.  I have discovered by pursuing my dreams, it can give others hope to do the same.  I may not be doing anything grand; haven’t become famous, haven’t won any big competitions nor made newsworthy discoveries.  However, I am doing something that has been in my heart since I was in 5th grade.  You see, I did a state project on Alaska back then and discovered it is a beautiful state that is not always covered in ice and snow.  I saw pictures of its beauty and learned of its tales.  That moment, I knew I had to go.  If I asked you, what you love, what puts you at peace, or where you would love to go, what comes to mind?  Go ahead and pause and take a minute.  This blog will wait…

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