I haven't really thought about why I am here. However, I do know that I am here for a reason. I also know that whatever area I am transferred to and how long I stay in an area is for a reason. Do I know that reason, no, but I willingly go where ever the Lord sends me. I try not to complain when it seems like the work comes to a halt. I am here for someone even if that someone is just me.
We get the Liahona every month. So I might have read what you read but we don't get the whole Ensign or New Era.
Yes we use the pamphlet, more so to help keep track of the principles we are teaching. It would be interesting to see how the elders back in the states teach. But even every mission has there own way of teaching. I hope my teaching doesn't come off as a sales pitch. I try to just explain the doctrine very simply and let the Holy Ghost do all the converting.
Sorry for the short email. Love you all.