My most wonderful family and friends and groupies,
This has been an awesome week! I had my last time serving at all of the Historic Sites... well I guess not really, because I get to take you on tour next week, thank goodness! I kinda feel numb... it's super sad leaving all these places and so many people who I love so much, but I am really excited to see all of you! I think I'm just in denial of everything going on around me. Nonetheless, this week has been so good. And Waterloo is doing GREAT!
We saw one of the happiest miracles of my mission this week! So we have this investigator who I love SO much. She has been through every possible challenge you can think of. She is single mom, my age, and has 2 little kids. When we first started teaching her, she wasn't even sure if there is a God, and it’s been like pulling teeth inviting her to pray. BUT… she prayed this week with us! It was the simplest, most humble prayer I have ever heard! I thought I was going to fall out of my skin I was so excited. and then her little 3 year old said the closing prayer and she helped him! Sweetest thing ever.
I've born my testimony 18.4 billion times in the past few weeks... final site mtg., final zone mtg, final zone conference, fast & testimony mtg, etc. Anyways, it has been really neat. Site Mtg on Wednesday night was probably the best. It was super neat. There are 6 of us coming home this transfer and we all bore our testimonies and did a musical number. One of the sisters here is a piano prodigy, and so she made us this little medley/mash-up thing of "the Song of Cumorah" and "The Spirit of God" (song of cumorah is from hill cumorah pageant... super pretty and I love it so much). You could have sliced the spirit in half, it was so strong.
I just feel completely overwhelmed with gratitude. I am so grateful for the past 18 months--for the opportunities I have had, people I have met, and the miracles I have seen.
It's all true!!!!
Jesus Christ loves us so much and I have felt so honored to wear His name on my chest everyday.
I LOVE YOU! Thanks for being the biggest support team in the world. I have felt all the prayers and thoughts and I am so grateful for all of you!
1. I took this sweet family on tour from Texas and they brought a 1st Edition copy of the Book of Mormon! I got to check it out!
2. Sister Hall made me this marker board of all my goals before I go home. so far, so good!
3. This morning we went out to our investigator's little lake house! they converted this A-frame into this awesome little home! So fun!
4. Sister Hall and I at the A-frame.
5. we have a new love of selfies while driving.