Sunday, August 10, 2014

Last times and good byes

Hello!! No, You did not miss me today, I missed you. 

Preident and Siter Dahle
Yesterday was my last day working in the field and in my area of Mandama.  and Last night the assistants to the presidents picked me up from the apartment. We had a great day of work Sunday afternoon, The sisters worked with us too and the four of us had an amazing lesson with a part member family right before we went to Hermosa for a combined fireside. I got to see the members again and feel the spirit of Christ too at the wonderful fireside that we coordinated with the Elders assigned in Hermosa Ward. It helped me to strengthen my testimony on the Atonement of Jesus Christ, as that was the topic and the center of the fireside. 

Yesterday as I had a day of goodbyes and last times, everyone kept asking me how i was feeling? What is the feeling that it is your last day in the field as a regular full-time missionary? I just kept telling them that I didn't know, I didn't feel that I was going home, I feel that this is my life now. I feel like I just got the hang of things and that I could actually do the work right and be good at it, but i guess that means that it is time to go home ;) 

Llego Family Goodbyes

Last night I taught my very last lesson of my mission at a family, the Llego's, I probably haven't mentioned them a whole lot lately because we haven't been able to teach them. But we surprised them last night after the fireside and us four (sister Pilks, echon, and Makihele) taught them about family and living the gospel.
I wanted to cry as I said goodbye to this family that I had the privileged to meet and teach the gospel to, even though they have not yet entered into the waters of baptism, I know they will be baptized when their time is right. 
The feeling of leaving the Philippines Olongapo is so bitter sweet! I don't know whether to jump for joy because I get to see you all this coming week, or sit down and cry because I have to leave the people and friends that I have come to know and love so much. The mission has changed my life and I know that it is through Jesus Christ that this change has happened. I now know that I have so much more to learn and grow. The gospel is true. Our Savior lives. I know he loves us. 
wala na ako maisip sa english. But I just love you all, my heart is full this day. I love my Savior and I know he Lives.
Sister Rossberg  

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