President Warne and I have been saying constantly that we can’t believe our mission is coming to an end. We know the time is short and we have been having final meetings and saying good-bye for over a month. But to think that we will actually be getting on the plane on Tuesday night after turning over the mission to the Harrises is still hard to comprehend.
As this will be my final post, I would like to say how grateful I am to those of you who read the blog. I am so grateful for the chance I have had to be a missionary along with your son or daughter. Jesus Christ is at the head of our church and we feel His guidance in missionary work as the missionaries work hard to find, teach and baptize.
It has been an amazing three years, filled with laughter, tears, frustration at times and much joy. I have a strong testimony of the truth of the Gospel, that missionary work is crucial and that people everywhere are prepared by God to hear and accept the gospel. I am grateful for the blessing I have had of learning a new language and living in a country as beautiful as Chile with wonderful, faithful saints. It has also been a marvelous experience to serve a full time mission as a couple. We have grown closer during our mission and look forward to the next one (after we reconnect with family, of course!).
We turn the leadership of the mission over the Harrises with confidence and faith that they will make necessary changes, that they will love our missionaries and that the work of the Lord will continue here in the Chile Rancagua mission.
Love to all and signing off,
Pictures this week include a zone of missionaries coming on the bus to zone conference, pictures from stake conference in Talca, President and current and former assistants and our visit with one of our returned missionaries with her beautiful baby