April 11, 2016
Well, the time has come.
It was a little earlier than expected, but I am coming home! From a turn of events and needs of the mission it is better if I come home this week! I am really excited and feel that it is what is supposed to happen for whatever reason.
Words can’t really describe what this moment is like. But I think climbing a mountain would explain it well. I have learned so much in Peru and am so very grateful for the chance to serve. There is no greater joy.
It has not been easy, but it definitely has been worth it. In 2 Nephi 4:20 it says “My god has been my support and has led me through mine afflictions...” I know that I never did any of it alone. That the Lord truly was there and we walked through all of it together. I only had to suffer the minimal amount of pain to learn what I needed to in order to become a better instrument in His hand, and He seems to have shielded all of the unneeded pain and helped me through it all. If there is one thing that I have learned on the mission, that I have seen, that I know, is that He lives and loves us. I have seen Him change the hearts of these people, I have heard His voice through the scriptures, I have felt His arms as I have prayed and have truly come to love Him and know that He loves me.
A song from primary seems to sum up exactly how I feel about it.
" I have not touched Him or sat on His knee, yet Jesus is real to me. I know He lives. I will follow faithfully. My heart I give to Him, I know that my Savior loves me."
I love being a missionary and am excited to do it the rest of my life. I know that this is all true. There is no other way nor name given, save Jesus Christ that we can be saved, and that His invitation will always be to Come.
Come unto Him. Learn of Him. Try to be like Him. Until one day when we all hear the words:
Love you all.
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