Rogers, Thomas F.--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--Missions--Russia (Federation)--Saint Petersburg; Mormon missionaries--Russia (Federation)--Saint Petersburg
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"Our senior district president recently asked me, 'What are your greatest impressions since coming here?' I answered, 'Faith and love. Love and faith.' And the way things seem to fall apart on at least a weekly basis before they're somehow put back together."
"In our quest to see God's face, what most matters in mortality is how we face one another--with what patience, tenderness, mercy, and good humor."
"Another great blessing--a mission makes us more aware than otherwise of our personal inadequacies."
"A friend wrote me, 'You've certainly changed.' It's good others can see how the gospel has indeed changed us--how we have repented. As a great assistant to the president put it, 'The best missionary is a repenting missionary.'"
"We all confront, all the time, a choice between two paths. One is higher, with steeper terrain, where you often strain to catch your breath or to reach a handhold. The other lies well below it and tends if anything toward a gradual and easy descent."