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It's my favorite human's birthday today. I'm grateful for this 53 year old and all that he's done for me and those around him. Thank you for picking me up every time I fell down, for staying up and waiting for me every time I got home late, for helping me with essays at 2 am, and for always encouraging me to live up to the potential I didn't know I had. I would be nothing without my dad. Love you! With or without hair!
"I cannot believe I am just about to close this wonderful chapter of my life. My time as a full-time missionary has come to an end and on Thursday morning my dad will pick me up at the mission home. Am I already crying in anticipation to embrace that man? The answer is yes.
Growing up my dad always told me the same thing, over and over. And I truly believe this phrase was the little seedling that led me to filling out my mission papers. He said: 'Every good thing I have in my life is a result of my mission.' I never truly understood what he meant by that until I came on my mission and was able to see for myself the many blessings that my family and I have in our lives because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the first time the gospel wasn´t something I only learned about on Sundays. The Spirit wasn´t just a good feeling I only felt at Youth Conference. I realized that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn´t my religion.. it is my life.
Thank you for your support, your prayers and for your love. This week I will be saying my final goodbyes and visiting old areas. You could say I´m excited!
See you soon!
•Week 73! •
I love this area with a burning passion. And I love my companion Sister Zelaya.
She´s from Honduras. Her favorite color is blue. She likes to eat Baleadas. I love Baleadas and I love the color blue and I love Honduras so we are the perfect companionship. Hallelujah." "....Another miracle was that our cocinera painted my nails and they really needed work. She´s an angel.
I love my companion. I´m so happy to be a missionary. And I will continue to live in the moment of every moment of every day."
This weeks highlights! •••••••••
-During interchanges with Sister Ramirez we bought Mangoneadas from the apartment in front of ours. We started commenting how how good the fish they were cooking smelled. Before I knew it... boom. Free plate of food. I love this spiritual gift of mine. Such good fish. AMEN.
-After only 3 weeks in the area I was here on interchanges with Sister Ramirez and didn´t even get lost! Yay! Haha
-Last night my companion and I fixed our toilet together. That was good.
-I gave a talk on Sunday about the quote by President Hinckley:
“a friend, a responsibility, and nurturing with ‘the good word of God.’