Joy's Last Email Home!!!!!
My first letter home reads:
We flew a long way but the sunrise this morning at 4:30 a.m. was BEAUTIFUL. On the plane to LA I sat next to this guy named Raul who is a religious person and we had a nice 2 hour chat about religion. Luckily, he was sandwiched between two missionaries so we tag teamed and Elder Beus gave him a Book of Mormon. Companions are a really good thing to have. I know that now.
The others on the plane who came in my group are really awesome and Guatemala is really green and jungley and I can´t understand anything. Oh well. I will learn.
I love you so much! I am super happy and don´t worry about me at all.
I love you!
I am so grateful for this year and a half that I have been able to work to serve the Lord here in El Salvador. I am so glad to see that even from the beginning I was so excited to share the gospel and now I am still excited about it!
I have progressed in many ways and as I look back, it is all thanks to the Lord. I have seen his hand in all the good that has been done. He has blessed me with so much and I hope never to lose what I have felt and grown to know.
As I have shared my testimony with the people here, not only they have been able to benefit, but I too have had a change of heart.
I know with a surety that this is the work of the Lord.
I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and the Savior of every single person that lives, that has lived, and who will live.
I know that He has given his priesthood to his servants and that with this power and authority, we can perform the ordinances needed to return to Him with our families.
I know that Heavenly Father loves me and all His children.
He has called a prophet to bless us.
I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ. He directs it.
I know that families can be sealed together for eternity.
I know and love these things and I testify of them in the name of Jesus Christ.
And I would like to report that I learned Spanish and that I understand everything jaja :)
I love you sooo much!
We will pick her up at the airport on Thursday! Can't wait to see this dear girl!