Monday, July 7, 2014

My Final Testimony

July 7, 2014

Well I can`t believe that I`m already at the end of my mission. I really don`t feel like 2 years have passed, time has gone by so fast. Being out here has really made me grateful for what I have in my life as far as temporal and spiritual things. 

I am so grateful to know what I know. Before the mission I believed that the church was true and that the Book of Mormon was another scripture from God, but out here I have come to know that this really is the true church of God here in the earth and that the Book of Mormon truly is another scripture that God has given to us so that we may know where to find the truth. Being able to dedicate time to read and study the scriptures has helped me understand more about God and what he wants for me. I have never felt His love so strong in my life.

I love being a missionary and being here in Colombia. It has not been easy, but it has been worth it. I feel like I have had an emotional rollercoaster ride, but whenever I feel down or discouraged I have prayed and asked for help and He has given me help. I know that I could not have done this on my own, much less learn spanish and actually interact and express myself fluently. I know that God has helped my and has molded me into a better person.

I have learned and grown here. I am amazed that God would trust such a work in someone as young, immature, and weak as me, but I am so grateful that he did, to give me that chance to change and become stronger.

I am grateful for all of you and what you have done for me in my life, the example you have all been, and the love you have all shown for me. I can`t wait to see you all again, but at the same time part of me doesn`t want to leave here. The Colombian people are amazing. Here in the coast the people are so open and loving even if they don`t care at all about our message, they are always willing to help one another. Even though I have been in very poor areas it is amazing to see that the people are still happy even if they don`t have much.

I know that this is the work of God, that this is His church, and that it is directed by His prophets. I have seen this gospel change the lives of many people and have seen the joy when a person embraces the fullness of the gospel. There is no comparison. The Atonement of Christ has power to change the life of everyone and has changed mine. I am grateful for this opportunity that I have had to be here and thank you again to all that have helped me get this far.

There is not much more I can say. This is Christ´s church. God loves us. I know that this is true. 

I testify of this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

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