15/08 I have to travel to Rio Grande to do a division so I don't know if I will be able to email. I think I'll be able to but I just wanted to let you know.
23/08 I'm going to the temple!!! Woohoo! I'll have back to back temple trips before the end of the mission!! 21/08 I wont enter the internet so on Wednesday before the temple.
27/08 last Sunday! Last talk on the mission!
28/08 last pday! I think I'll enter the email to tell you that I'm doing good and headed home!
It doesn't seem possible that I'm heading home so soon.
This week was my last Fast and Testimony meeting on the mission.
I was sitting in the congregation thinking when I would get up to bare my testimony. Normally we let a few members go up first and the bisphoric. (One Irma yelled so much that the secretary had to turn down the microphone. I don't think the irma discovered it because she just raised her voice level more haha!)
But it was as I was sitting there that I remembered that this would be my last fast and testimony meeting. Say whattttt?
So I got up, shaking a little, because for some reason I felt extremely nervous.
I didn't know what to say until I sat behind the podium listening to my companion and reflecting on my mission.
What a blessing it has been. Three weeks is both a lifetime and a blink of an eye. This mission has be one miracle and blessing after another.
I have never had friends like these or experiences like these too. I have learned how to walk in cities that I don't know and trust my instincts and especially the spiritual impressions from the spirit. I have never felt so close to other people than during this time. And it isn't even because I'm never alone! :)
Many people have asked me many random things during the mission. Like. "Is your skin White this way naturally?" ...cricket cricket...yes.
Or do you know famous people? You're from the USA so you should know someone famous?
Well, in fact I do know someone famous.
None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.
He was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New. Under the direction of His Father, He was the creator of the earth. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). Though sinless, He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38), yet was despised for it. His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. He entreated all to follow His example. He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead. He taught the truths of eternity, the reality of our premortal existence, the purpose of our life on earth, and the potential for the sons and daughters of God in the life to come.
He died for us and lives for us and through Him and by Him we can live better. Be better. and do better than even before.
I know Him now. Not just His name or what He did, but I know who He is and why He did what He did.
It was for me and you. He loves us. Will Always love us.
With Love, Sister Hemmert