When Will Austin Be Home?

  • Austin left on his mission:
    4 years, 3 months, 6 days, 1 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds ago

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Now a Trainer!

Elder Austin Rushton Mission Name Badge

Basically the greater portion of this week was spent picking up my brand new Elder, Elder Mock. Like everything else in my mission, Elder Mock departs from the traditionally established cut-and-dry missionary experience. He is 23 years old, is from Wichita, Kansas, recently returned to activity in the [...]

Come Unto Me: Faces and Names and Things and Places‏-Sept 23 EMAIL

Austin with Oregon Missionaries

I think I am finally starting to understand the significance of Christlike love now, and how deep it goes. There are SOOO many people on the earth, and He knows all of them, every one. As for myself…I know maybe between 100 and 200, and honestly I still struggle.

I [...]

Look Unto Me in Every Thought…

Austin at his September Zone Conference

To start this week off, we had to take our car in to get some body work done. Our neighbor backed into us a few weeks ago and it’s taken us this long to finally get it fixed. So we brought it in first thing Monday morning, because [...]

Commitment and Re-Commitment

Austin manning a booth at the local fair

This week, we went to Zone Training Meeting on Friday. In it, our Zone Leaders put us through a “boot camp” and had us recommit ourselves to missionary work. They all had us sign a contract of sorts and physically make that commitment to not slack [...]

Big Plans—Letter from Austin Sept 2nd, 2013

Austin at Gold Beach Airfield

My first four paragraphs will be regarding investigators, after which I wish to make a point as to what our focus this week has been.

We have been meeting with a Hispanic gentleman investigator every Friday since I first got here. His wife and most of his kids [...]