I can't believe that it has come to an end and this is my last week. I just know that this has been the best time of my life. Yes, very hard, and very challenging, but the best! Every time I had to fight to get the right words was worth every time someone got done saying a prayer with tears in their eyes, every hour walking in the 110 degree weather for every house we were able to get into of someone who was looking for the gospel, every mosquito bite for every person I have met and am now so fond of and love so much.
I remember the first day of my mission, going to Yendi´s house and meeting someone who I never would have known that now means so much to me. She was the first of many people who have helped me along this time of change. Now ending the mission, seeing Adrian be able to enter into a covenant at the young age of 11, I remembered something that happened to me a while back in the mission.
6 months ago, before we would go to the temple every month, I remember in a special ocasion when President let us go if we memorized all of the scripture masteries from the Book of Mormon. That day, when we were able to go to the temple, I remember sitting there at the end, thinking about how amazing heaven is going to be. In that moment, I promised myself that I would work as hard as I possibly could those last 6 months to be able to help as many as people possible get to the Celestial Kingdom and live happily forever as a big family. I was thinking of that experience this morning, and realized that not only have I been able to meet people and be an instrument in God's hands to help them prepare themselves for that moment, but I have also been more and more prepared by God for that moment myself. I am forever grateful for the amazing experiences I have had during the past year and a half, and I KNOW that they are what I needed to be able to return with God one day. I can't wait to make it there, and I now promise to work as hard as I can THE REST OF MY LIFE to keep preparing myself to get there and help others around me to reach it as well.
Doctrine and Covenants 15:4-6
How fun was it to see my awesome family yesterday! I love you all so much! I heard something awesome in chruch yesterday, and it was that the only love that comes close to the love that Jesus has for us is the love of a mother. I hope all the mothers had an awesome mothers day. I love my mom with all of my heart and she is so incredible. It is very true, that mothers have so much love for everything that they do for their children.
It was a great week, as always. Adrian is doing awesome. He should be getting baptized this week. Suemy and her family are great, and Rafael is awesome!
We have all been freaking out here in the mission, because next week Elder Bednar is coming! We are going to have a meeting with him and he is going to be changing a bunch of stuff here! it should be really fun!
It was so nice seeing all of my family this week, I love them and am so excited to see them!
Here are some cool pictures from this week. There is a member who has a REALLY big house, because her husbands grandpa used to be from a royal family here in Merida, and we got to eat there this week :)
|Beautiful home of a member we ate with !|
|Yes, I have a new boyfriend !|
|Certified Family History Specialist !|