Monday, May 18, 2015

Missionaries never die, just the name-tag does!!

Hey Y'all!!!

Whelp this is my final email. :( I will be flying to Boston next Monday (25th) to be with Mom and Ron for a week! (They are Temple missionaries there till November.) Then on June 1st I will be flying to Salt Lake City and will be released in Brigham.  Crazy how fast time flies! I never thought this day would come and I still am in denial that I am leaving good ole' Georgia. I love it here SO MUCH!!! Man the people are my favorite! Everyone waves to one another and they tell you "well I reckon we be fixin' to get going soon." I'm sure gonna miss it here! 

This past week was what our district was calling "all-star" week! It was to pump us all up to reach our goals at the end of the transfer... well it was our worst week (as in numbers/goals) ever! :( We did lots of service though! Sister Muegge had the best idea ever! So there is this amazing thrift shop that we love! It is supporting a children's home too. Every time we go there the same, sweet old lady is working by herself. So Sister Muegge said lets go and ask her if we can do service for her?! AWESOME!!! :) SO that is in the plans now! :) We also have been helping some members out with cleaning, moving and organizing their houses! Candace is also doing better! She told us that she still wants to get baptized, she is working towards it and everything! She just needs to have everything medical taken care of. Well I hope we can help her see that she will have more peace and assurance with everything once she is baptized. I just love her though! :) 

I have learned SO MUCH while I've been on my mission! So much growth and being stretched out of comfort zone. I have a firm testimony of this gospel and how it not only blesses lives, but changes them for the better! I know it is true! I know that Jesus is the Christ and he suffered and died for each and everyone of us! I often think of a line from the song 'This is the Christ' "How many drops of blood were spilled for me?" What an awe inspiring thought that is. He is the perfect example. I have been working on becoming more like Him. He has many attributes. When I first came out in the field, during my first interview President Cottle asked me what my mission goal was? I hadn't really thought about it, but I knew I needed to and wanted to work on charity. So that has been one of my main focus for the past 18 months. 1 Peter 4:8 has helped me so much with understanding charity. But in the Joseph Smith translation it says "... for charity preventeth a multitude of sins." King James version: "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." 
 I have never prayed so hard, then on my mission. I know God hears and answers our prayers! He is very much aware of us and He loves us all way beyond our comprehension. I am so grateful that He trusted me enough to send me on a mission, so I can help the people here in Georgia and South Carolina find the truth! I really love these people! 
Like everyone, I am continually learning, growing and improving. I always want to be an instrument for good. I want to remain and continue to strive to be obedient, for i know that when we are more blessings come! I can tell a difference when I haven't been fully obedient. Heavenly Father really wants to bless us! All we have to do is have a willing heart and follow Him!  

I love y'all so much! I will be seeing many of you real soon. Keep fighting for the truth! xoxo Peace out!

~ Sister Willie
With Candace! 

Burning my dress on my 18th month mark!

All of us in our fabulous tie dye shirts! :)

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