Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Final Email!!!/Disciple of Jesus Christ/Testimony

Family,                                         Monday, December 26th, 2016

It was so great to see you all yesterday and to have the opportunity to talk to ya'll for a little while. I am so amazed at all the changes that have happened in the last two years, but so excited to be a part of this new season of life as a family. Honestly, we have the best family on earth!!! I love you all so much, and I'll see you all in 8 days!!!!

So, next Monday I am going to be in Palanque visiting the ruins there, so I am not sure exactly if or how much time I will have to write, so today I am going to end the Book of Elder Cavenee (my mission experiences) and seal it with my testimony!

I am a Disciple of Jesus Christ
I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
The die has been cast, I’ve stepped over the line; the decision has been made;
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I will not look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed; my present makes sense; my future is secure.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits or popularity.
I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded .
I now live by faith, love by patience, live by prayer, and labor by power .
My pace is set; my gait is fast; my goal is the heaven. My road is narrow;
My way is rough; my companions few; my Guide reliable; my mission clear!
I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity;
I will not negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, nor meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I will not give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I have prayed up, preached up, stored up, and stayed up the cause of Jesus Christ!
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I must go until He returns; give until I drop;
preach until all know; and work until He comes.
And when He comes to get His own, He will have no trouble recognizing me;
My colors are flying high, and they are clear for all to see.

So...I didn't write that, but that is exactly what I feel. I am a Disciple of Jesus Christ.

In the past two years, I have come to truly know the love that our Father and our Savior have towards their children. That love is real, and true. They LOVE us, and have done everything that they can so that we can be happy. I have felt and seen this love towards me, and towards all of God's children that I had the blessing to meet and teach during my time here. That love is why we are here, and what we can become. Everything is made possible in our lives because of the love that the Savior had/has for us. Because of His love, we can always start again, there is light in darkness, we can overcome sin and death and return to our Heavenly Father. He will never leave us alone.

I know that this is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That true happiness in this life only can be attained by living and loving His Gospel. The Spirit of the Lord can abide freely in our lives through our obediance, dedication, devotion, and love towards our Savior. The Holy Ghost is by whom the Lord speaks to us and helps us overcome any trial that is placed in our paths. As we listen to Him and follow His council, we can come to find true happiness and peace during our lives.

I have no doubt in the world that all of this is true. This is the Church of Jesus Christ.

Not only have these been the best two years OF my life, but they have also been the best two years FOR my life.

Alma 29:9-10

I want you all to know that I love you so much. You all mean the world to me and I am so excited to see you all again!!

Elder Cavenee


  1. Hi Elder Cavenee,
    I just received my call for the Mexico Villahermosa Mission and was wondering if I could get in contact with you to see what it was like? I've been reading some of your blogs and they all get me really exited to serve here in Villahermosa.
    Thank You
    Brenton Justice
    Soon to be Elder Justicia

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