So a little bit on this week Percy and Gerald got baptized. I baptized the both of them and it was an incredible way to go out. I do have to say that it changed me. I'm so happy I got to be apart of that. That was definitely a walk-off grand slam.
Haha well, now that I got that out of the way I just want to let you all know that I love you so much! So pretty much I spoke a lot in my recording seeing as it's 30 minutes long. Sorry about that!! Haha, looks like you have your FHE lesson already done! Anyway, I would like to focus my email not on what happened this week but rather what has happened in these two years. Bear with me as much of it is the same as the recording. I'm doing them both just in case you don't have time to listen to the recording.
The hardest thing I´ve ever loved to do:
I started my first 6 months in Puno, Chanu Chanu where I learned much of just how to be a missionary how to work and all that good stuff. I loved so much the ward that I was in and had no desire to leave at all.
Sadly enough I was transferred and 6 months later I was at the same point I was in Chanu Chanu, feeling like I don't want to have a change because I loved the ward so much, but this time in Cusco, Los Alamos. There I learned really how to love my companions. I went through some hard times in Los Alamos but I have to say I learned so much from that experience and it really helped me trust more in God.
Change day came and I was so pleasantly surprised to hear that I was going back to Puno!!! This time in Bellavista. In Bellavista I really learned how to solve problems. In a leadership position, I was faced with many problems from all sorts of missionaries, the key was to just trust in God and follow the Spirit. Once again hoping for another change in Puno, I got transferred to Quillbamba... This was the only transfer I actually cried because I didn't want to go that bad.
Now here I am here in Quillabamba. All I can say is that I love this place. Here I really learned how to just love everyone. Although I still need lots of help as I looked across the sacrament room, as I bore my final testimony yesterday, I was so moved as I saw so many faces of people that I love.
And that's just a little bit of these two years of my life. I would like to share two of the greatest things I learned and testimonies I gained as I was out here serving.
1. Jesus Christ is my Savior. I think when I started the mission I had a little testimony of that and I always believed it cause I was born believing it. But I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I know that He is my Savior and that He lives. I don't know where I would be in my life know if I didn't know that. It's something that has truly changed me and I am so grateful for the experiences I have had to come to know my Savior more. Testify of Him always. What an incredible experience it has been to be His representative.
2. The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon helped me come closer to my Savior. It has changed me in so many ways I can't even explain it. With my time on the mission I have had the opportunity to read it a couple of times and the only thing I can say about it is that it's true. My testimony of the Book of Mormon has been strengthed through the experience that I had with hno Percy. As he shared his testimony in his baptism about the Book of Mormon, I was brought to tears. The book is true. I know it. I have lived it. I love it.