Missionary Monday: Elder Hamilton Serving in Taiwan

Here is a recent letter from Elder Hamilton:
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So our apartment has a slight bug problem so we have insect traps everywhere. This week, we caught a spider in one of them. I don’t really want to talk about it. Literally it was the size of the world. Like I would guess diameter of a tennis ball about. Big thick legs. Aw. Aw. Awful. I also saw a spider on a guys car. It was running on the roof of his car. It was maybe 1.5″ long about and it was literally running. Super fast. …I bike past people tying their goats to trees and bamboo growing in ditches along roads and stuff. …Love it!

His Perfect Atonement

I used to believe
That there was a hole
In Christ’s Atonement—
That He could save everyone—
Except me.
But I was wrong.
There is not one hole,
But seven.
Two holes in
His Hands
Where they nailed Him
To a cross
At the behest of those
He would die
To save,
Two holes in
His wrists
Where they ensured
The weight of His body
Would not cause
His hands
To rip through
Before His penance
Was complete,
Two holes in
His feet
Where He stood
As a witness to all
Of God’s unyielding love
For each
Of His children,
And one hole in
His side
Where they pierced Him
To prove His work
Was done.
Seven.
Perfection.
Seven perfect holes
In earth’s only
Perfect Man.
The perfect Atonement
To patch the holes in our lives.
His holes make us
Whole.
I was wrong.
There is a
Whole
In Christ’s Atonement
For me
After all.
I love this so much. We have an investigator who is struggling to feel like the Atonement really can cover all her mistakes, just like the author says at the beginning of this poem. I would just like to promise you all that I know that Christ lives, He loves you, and that His Atonement does cover you. The Atonement is such a blessing. Repentance is often thought of as a scary thing I think, but it actually such a happy and beautiful thing.

-Elder Hamilton

Elder Hamilton is serving from the Westridge Ward.

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