After this, you´ll only get one more email from me, then I can tell you everything in person. I´m excited to be coming home but it just doesn´t even seem like a reality yet. I feel like an old lady with hip and knee pain and I get really really cold in air conditioned buildings. I would love to live by Eric until school starts and work at Wallaby´s, and Sister Sciammarella (I guess I have to start calling her Emily) wants to look at places to live with me as soon as I get out to Utah. I feel like I can pretty much live in any conditions after the mission.
Things are going so good, my companion is learning way faster than I did and is gonna do so many miracles in this mission. Jonathan bore his testimony Sunday and it was really funny because he sings in a band and he got up and tested the microphone then just laid down the best, straight to the point testimony ever. Like a pro. I´m so proud. Paula wants me to help her play Zelda Majora´s Mask and it´s probably the biggest temptation of my whole mission. They are the coolest people ever. Juliana isn´t showing any interest anymore in baptism and I think it has a lot to do with her 1 year old daughter, so she doesn´t want to go to church with her and she doesn´t pay attention in our lessons because of her. Her kids are great, but they really need her to have a testimony as well. Jonathan and Paula help a ton with them. For now we need a new teaching group and we need referrals really badly. Also pray for Ronaldo to get confirmed. Things keep happening every week and he doesn´t go to church and it´s really making me crazy worried.
Today I was reading in the Book of Mormon about the people who started leaving the church only a few years after the signs of Christ´s birth and I thought about the missionaries who leave the church after being faithful missionaries. If we don´t continue to be spiritual fed and progress, Satan can make our spiritual experiences in the past seem to us like just emotion and convince us to go astray even after seeing miracles, like the Nephites when the doctrine of Christ seemed like foolishness to them. I just want everyone to know that the church is true, families can be together forever, God has called a prophet in our day and Christ has always been, still is and always will be our Savior and only perfect example to emulate in this life. Sure, our bodies need rest but if we think for a second that our spirituality can be put on the shelf to save for later, we´ve entered where the enemy will have us to sift us as wheat.
I´m so glad we can all be returned missionaries together. I´m already thinking about the missionary work that needs to be done at home, baptizing and reactivating. I´ll put some thought and prayer into my homecoming talk, and lot of thought and prayer about where I want to eat when I get home. Not rice and beans. I´m not sure what´ll make me super sick so probably not Cheesecake Factory.. haha
I love you all so much!! So SOOO much! The church is true.