Happy New Year Mom! :)
The year is over already and I can’t wrap my head around how that happened. Time goes fast when you are doing the Lord's work. Reflecting back on 2017 makes me so grateful. I’ve never changed more than I have in the last year of my life. I have reason to be grateful for so many experiences that I’ve had. I know that Heavenly Father knows me because looking back on the different areas, companions, investigators, and leaders that I’ve been involved with, I have grown more than ever before. I will admit that it was the hardest year of my life, there were times when I flat out hated it. I struggle just as anyone does and being a missionary doesn’t change that. But what it does change is how you deal with those struggles and overcome them. I have come to love the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and through that I can become better than I was before. I am still very innocent in the Gospel but I’ve received so much knowledge and understanding, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Missions are a HUGE life changing experience. If you EVER have the opportunity to go, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO!