Hey well the final P-day of the mission has come around. We are in zone 1 writing only for about half an hour. This past week flew by, and it has just been an emotional rollercoaster. Worked hard my last week just trying to make the most of it. We had to fly and run around to get everything worked out for the wedding on Saturday, but it happened! My last week in the mission and finished with a wedding and a baptism! It was GREAT! They got married Saturday afternoon and Sunday right before church held the baptismal service for JE. She is great and it was a real struggle and stressful to lead up to the baptism, but it was all worth it.
No one knew that I would be going home this week because I didn't tell anyone, but everyone was happy. They found out after I went up in sacrament meeting and bore my testimony. I feel honored to have been able to train Elder S. He is great and I know that they will be seeing many miracles and baptisms continuing in Puerto Barrios.
Well the day has finally come. 2 years has gone so fast. I feel like Jacob from the Book of Mormon in saying that time has passed by like a dream. I loved my time here in Guatemala. I loved the experiences that I had and I loved all the things that I was able to accomplish and for the lives that I could help the Lord and spirit touch. There is a scripture that says El que pone su mano al arado y mire para tras no es digno de mi reino (He who puts his hand to the plow and look after is not worthy of my kingdom). The only thing that I have to do now is go forth with faith and NEVER FORGET! Apply all that I learned and never go back to the person I was before the mission. I love the Lord, I love the people of this country, I love the Gospel, and I love the mission!
Antes de terminar, solo quiero compartir mi testimonio con ustedes. Yo se que nuestro Padre Celestial vive, y que nos ama. Yo se que Jesucristo vino al mundo para salvarnos y murió y resucito el tercer día para ayudar personas imperfectas como yo a regresar a la presencia del padre. Yo les doy mi testimonio de que este evangelio cambia vidas! Me ha cambiado y se que el autor de este plan tan maravilloso es un ser perfecto. Yo se que Joseph Smith fue un profeta de Dios, y que realmente restauro la iglesia de Jesucristo de nuevo aquí en la tierra. Hoy en día tenemos un profeta viviente, Thomas S. Monson que dirige esta iglesia verdadera. También se que El Libro de Mormon es la palabra de Dios, y que "el hombre se acercaría mas a Dios al seguir sus preceptos que cualquier otro libro.
Translation: Before concluding, I just want to share my testimony with you . I know that our Heavenly Father lives and loves us. I know that Jesus Christ came into the world to save us and died and rose again the third day to help imperfect people like me to return to the presence of the father. I give you my testimony that the gospel changes lives! It has changed and that the author of this wonderful plan is a perfect being. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that really restored church of Jesus Christ again on earth. Today we have a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson that directs this true church. The Book of Mormon is also the word of God, "the man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than any other book.