Monday, January 4, 2016

Here Comes Goodbye

"Too late, my time has come, sends shivers down my spine, body´s achin all the time.  Goodbye everybody, I´ve got to go, got to leave it all behind and face the truth."  I feel like that´s a pretty on spot description of the whole "finishing the mission" thing.  So this is it.  I´m not really one to express my feelings, I´m sure after 18 months of email, you´ve all realized that.  But I am grateful for this opportunity I´ve had to serve the Lord here in Peru.  I have a love for this country and the people that will never die.  And I have a love and gratitude for our Heavenly Father for the testimony and  miracles that I´ve received for my time here.  I know this is the true church, with all my heart and my mind.  I will never get over the truthfulness of the gospel, everytime I read the scriptures and hear the words of the living prophets, "I stand all amazed" at the glory of God here on the earth and how blessed I am to be a part of it.  I would not change a thing about my life, I know that God lives and loves us and that each of us has the potential to become like Him.  I love you all and am grateful for the prayers and emails I´ve received during this time.  For those at home, my homecoming talk will be the 17th of January, and the 16th (Saturday) there will be an "open house" according to my mom, for those who want to come see me and just chat from 5 until....probably about 10:30 because I´ll want to go to bed at that time lol ;)

 Our Christmas Eve dinner.  Christmas Eve seems to be more of the big deal than Christmas.

Merry Christmas to us - we did stockings for each other.
Happy New Year's 2016

 Our Zone
Mission Life:

Shopping Trip to Plaza Norte - a HUGE mall.  Awesome Displays:

More pics from the Mall:

 Not sure where this is, but I thought it so clever (Janell)