Hiiii everyone! :)
Ahhhh! here it is..my LAST weekly email. this is as bitter-sweet as bitter-sweet gets. where do i even start? maybe with my week? haha! this week was one of the best this transfer :) Thursday, i was reunited with sister Mendez for exchanges. we spent the whooole day together and it brought back SO many good memories of our time together. i love my anak! :) Friday, i attended my last zone conference where so much instruction and personal revelation (for home) was received. i think I'm ready to face the "real world." ;) Saturday, we were blessed with a baptism! cute little kim :) this upcoming Saturday, we'll have another baptismal service for brother Danny. I'm convinced i was transferred to sumulong my last transfer to find brother Danny :) this kid is AMAZING! ready to serve a mission and everything! hes truly a testimony to me that the Lord is preparing people to receive his gospel :) i loooove missionary work!
My heart is just so full of gratitude and love towards my heavenly father and savior, Jesus Christ. i am so extremely grateful for the opportunity they've blessed me with to be a part of this great work. as simple and inadequate as i am, they have let me witness, first hand, the miracles and wonders of the gathering of Israel. ive never seen a vision, and ive never been visited by an angel. but, for the last 18 months of my life, ive been embraced in the arms of love of my heavenly father and Jesus Christ and that is more than enough for me to be able to testify that they LIVE. God lives, Jesus is the Christ. there isnt a shadow of doubt in my heart or mind :) i testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's kingdom here on earth. Families can be together FOREVER through God's perfect plan of happiness. the healing power of the atonement of Jesus Christ is real. it has healed my "broken" heart. the church is TRUE, the book is BLUE! nothing has helped me more than The Book of Mormon, to strengthen and solidify my testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ stands at the helm of his work and leads and guides his church through his living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. how extremely grateful i am for the leaders of the church :)
As sad as i am to be leaving my loved ones, here, in the pines, im defintiely excited to get home to all of you. im excited to share all my mission stories, miracles and all the lessons ive learned while ive been here, with all of you :)
For those of you wondering, im scheduled to get into salt lake on Wednesday, Feb 8. around 6:30pm. (SLC international airport).
My homecoming will be on feb 19. Heritage 11th Samoan Ward. 11 am. 7336 south 3200 West, west jordan, utah.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of you! for all the love and support youve given me throughout my mission. im excited to see all of you!!! LOVE FROM THE PINES! :)