Saturday, April 23, 2011

Well, life is absolutely amazing. I don't know if I've said it already, but i'll say it again; I have like the world's best family. Same with my friends. I'm the luckiest guy in the world.

I started working finally! I am through being trained as a service missionary. I've actually started working, and it's been a humbling experience. It's a lot different than I thought it was going to be. I know my thoughts are scattered, but they'll come together; I promise :D :D :D. I thought I was busy before; I had so much to do, etc. etc. Well, after this semester ends, i'll be putting in 25 hours a week into the mission. haha, 100 Hours a month is a lot different than 30, but i'm not complaining. All i'm trying to say is the Lord really does prepare people for what he needs them to do. Besides, it's not near as bad as it sounds. When i'm not working on an email case or talking with somebody on the phone, I can work on my lessons, or read my scriptures, or whatever else i need to do. So yeah, it's going to be a blessing a lot more than some time constraint.

Haha, God works in mysterious ways. I don't understand how he works sometimes. I've been able to meet people this last week that I would have considered impossible just last week. I'm still completely blown away by it. Why on earth? I'm so grateful. Sigh, life's good.

I ... life's been going a million miles an hour, and as much as I like to complain about it, I must say, i'm really happy when i'm busy. It's ironic; I don't do good with down time; I was really lazy all day today, and it really bothered me.

I have no idea who reads this and who doesn't, but I wanted to tell you guys that I love you. I think my dad reads this, so yeah :D. You guys have all touched my life in so many ways. I know it's really easy to say something like that when you're directing it towards everybody, but I mean it. Thank you. I wouldn't be who I am today without all of the many people in my life. I hope that someday I can repay you.

Haha, I am a true nerd. I always use to tell people that I really love music, but I need a real job, and that's why i'm teaching computer science. Well, that's not true anymore. I do love music still, but that more I do computer science, the more I realize how much I enjoy it. That why teaching myself how to build web sites is really fun, and that's why I spent so much time on my software engineering presentation. I learned so much, and i'm really grateful for it. I enjoy computer science, and I really hope that I get to work for the Church. I swear to you guys, i'm earning that job! Oh holy crap, I guess I better tell you guys about that!

Well, I had no idea that the Church hires computer scientists. Well, they do, and the heads of the CIS (communication information services) department came to Utah State, not just recruiters. Well, I ended up getting the head of development's email address, and he wants me to keep in touch with him. He gave me some skills and technology to learn, and that I will do. It's amazing, the Big Man Upstairs blessed me with the opportunity of a lifetime. Now it's my turn to earn it.

Well, it's been fun. Thank for listening!!!

Michael White

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hey guys :D. The biggest thing that is on my mind is the Lord always provides a way for us to accomplish the things he wants us to accomplish. I was pretty stressed out on Friday because Conference Weekend and singing in the Priesthood Session put a serious damper on my homework time. I'm already short on time as it is, and so I have been struggling with how on earth I was supposed to stay caught up. Well, I can gladly say that no matter how stressed out life becomes, i'll always be able to accomplish the things the Lord wants me to accomplish. I know this because I'm watching it happen. I somehow was able to get all of my service mission training done just in time to watch conference. It's pretty neat :D.

I have such a great family. Talked to mom yesterday, and that really made me happy. I also had a really good talk with my dad last night. My dad is such a smart man, I love him tons :D. Every time I talk with him, he shares connections he's made about stuff he's studying in school, and I feel my own brain being stretched in the process. I love my dad more than this blog can say, and I feel the same way about mom. It was so nice to talk to her, it really made me happy.

Man, I'm probably the luckiest kid in the world. While life is stressful, as everyone's life is, I can rest easy because I know that I will be fine. Haha, I wish I could have a few more hours every day to get all of my things done that I need to get done, but I'm going to be ok :D. It's so nice to know that.

I answered some emails for the first time a few days ago! It was a lot of fun, and i'm so happy that i'm wrapping up my training and instead getting down to business. It's a whole new set of skills that I'm learning. I have discovered through my training that I know the answers, but explaining the answer clearly, and explaining it to someone who isn't the greatest with computers are challenges that will greatly benefit me. I'm so grateful for the opportunity that I have to serve.

I am a tad nervous to answer phone calls. Ok, haha, i'm VERY nervous to answer phone calls. However, that's the most important part of the Service Mission, in my opinion. Being able to effectively answer phone calls from patrons is going to teach me some very valuable communication skills.

I'm grateful that the Lord is willing to let someone like me life up His children. I had a really neat experience that I would like to share. I had a feeling to go to Smith's. That made no sense to me; I just wanted to go home. But, I've had that feeling before, so I went anyways. I ended up getting disney princess fruit snacks, which makes even less sense. But, when I got home that night, I said a prayer and asked Heavenly Father who needed them, and a friend came to mind. I went and seen her, and it turns out she really did need someone; she was having a rough time. Thanks to the Lord guiding me; giving me guidance, I was able to help someone who needed it. I'm accepting the fact that I am going to get asked to do things that may not necessarily make sense at the time, but they will make sense after, and i'll always be glad I obeyed.

I've been so blessed in my life, and I'm so excited to listen to general conference. I'm excited to sing in the Priesthood session, and I'm excited to finish the semester. That month off is going to be one of the most exciting months ever!!! I'm going to get so much done in other areas of my life while i'm not in school!!!

Love you guys! Until next week!!!

Michael White