This week was a very blessed week for me. My thoughts and emotions are changing so fast due to the surreal idea of going home that it's difficult to discern what I'm actually thinking and feeling. I have nothing more to say than thank you to my God! This weekend was General Conference and two people (Erik and Maria) were baptized in between the first and second session on Sunday. It was a baptism full of miracles that we didn't deserve but that a loving Heavenly Father granted us. Hearts were touched, lives were changed, and future baptisms will follow. We spent the whole week preparing for those baptisms.
The Departing Fireside that was held Sunday was a time for all the missionaries going home to bear one last testimony to those they had taught throughout the past two years. Once again the unreal feeling of going home caused me to be relaxed and composed. I have continually put off the thought of going home these past few weeks so that I can endure to the end. When I have taken the time to ponder, the Spirit fills my soul with joy and hope for the future ahead.
After being so fortified and strengthened by the call of being a full time missionary for these past two years I have been humbled as I have come to realize the changes that will be occurring in the near future. I am grateful for all the support and love that I have felt while on my mission. I know that this isn't the end but a beginning. I'm looking forward to the further growth that Heavenly Father wants me to gain. I'm excited to share my stories with all of you! :) I know God lives and love us. I know this church is true. I testify that it is only through the Atonement of Christ that anything good comes to pass. Our God is a miracle producing god, and for that I am eternally grateful!