Thursday, December 17, 2015

La Vuelta

On November 16, 2015 I went to the Mission Office for my last time.  I got to see the new cambios for the rest of the missionaries.  Had my interview with President.  Hna Videla gave us her marriage class presentation.  We went to the airport...said more goodbyes...and had some amazing contact experiences..(we walked around looking for someone to contact and we saw a man in army camo and felt like we should talk with him.  Ended up that his father had just passed away and he was flying home for the Spirit truly guides).
It was hard to walk through security, thinking that that might be the last time I would ever be in Chile.  I am at peace knowing that I gave my "all" in my mission.  That is not saying I was a perfect missionary, but through Christ I was able to give my best and He made up the rest.
When I saw my mom, dad, and Caden via FaceTime waiting for me in the airport, it was a beautiful feeling.  To be embraced, hugged, and kissed by those whom I call my family, those who had waited, supported, and prayed for me during those 18 months was a joy beyond words.

La Despedida

"Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel."
-Alma 26:16

That is the only thing I can say about my mission.  When people ask me, "Tell me about your mission!" it is like a wave of spiritual, emotional, and physical feelings.  I know that the Spirit carried me when I couldn't walk another step.  I know that Christ was helping me and cheering me on every step.  

This mission experience literally opened my eyes to the splendor and beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I love Chile.  I love the people I met.  But most importantly, I love my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ.

The Goodbyes:

 Last empanada

 The streets of Santiago

 My apartment on the 14th floor

 Alpaca Wednesdays

 The best group of Hermanas- Las quiero mucho

 My twin jaja

 My family of Independencia 

 Temple day with Presidente y Hermana Videla

 Ataque de El Salto-wonderful member missionaries


 Juan Manuel


 Hna Gaona

 Hna Catia y Ivan


 Hna Monica Lopez

 Fiorela y Estefani
 Funniest pic ever...1...2..3...ahhh

 Love Fm Margual y Juliana/Martin

He always practiced his english with us, even while we were in the elevator...