Monday, February 29, 2016

The Last.

 One of the missionaries thought it was funny to write in the front of my planner... THE LAST. Meaning the last transfer. Haha NOT FUNNY. AS a missionary we start with many different crazy emotions, and I believe it is the same when we end. It is the end, but another beginning.

This last week I have been thinking a lot which is not abnormal for me, but especially because this part of my life is coming to a close. I won’t stop living the gospel but I do have to physically come home... Leave Peru. I just want to cry typing that. But I have come to LOVE my mission. Every bit of it. The Lord knows that I needed to come here specifically to Peru.

 I learned something very interesting in Macchu Picchu about the people that lived there. They did not believe in luck, AT ALL. They knew that everything happens for a reason. I can say that I know everything happens for a reason. I know that at this time the Lord called me to Cusco Peru, specifically to work in Quillabamba, Abancay, and Puno for a reason.

 I know that in life no matter if is hard, easy, sad, happy, a failure, a success, there is always a reason. I know that from September 2014 to March 2016 were the exact dates I needed to be here. I was meant to have all the companions I had, the leaders that were there with me, and my mission president who has been an incredible strength to me here in the mission. I know that God allowed me to find HIs children, help them know o of His plan, and in return change my life for the better.
Many come to a point in their mission that they feel like they havent changed. We have a fear that we will come back the same. As I came to that point a little while ago I figured out that I have changed. I understand that I cannot become perfect in an 18 month period, and more than anything I can see the potential God has for me. I have been able to reach many goals through my Heavenly Father, and many are in progress, but it is life right? I feel closer to my savior, I have learned that charity is everything, and that learning and living the gospel is the only thing that brings TRUE happiness.

 Elder Holland told us last week that the mission is the closest thing to REAL LIFE.  I know it is. Everything I have gone through here has made me recognize that dedicating my life to the Lord is the way to a REAL LIFE. There is nothing fake about it.

As it is the last email I will send before I get back, I feel that as my family and friends... You need to know that I have a testimony. A burning testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is THE ONLY church that has the fullness of the gospel on the earth today. We can make our way back to our Heavenly Father by following HIS plan. I know that Christ is the key. We can make it back to His presence because He was sent for a purpose. With love, He gave His life to not only save me but to save everyone. I know that God loves us and that He appeared with His son Jesus Christ to the young Joseph Smith you helped restore the gospel once again on the earth so that we can prepare for the 2nd coming. I know that sharing the gospel, no matter what age, what person, plack or no plack, that it brings the greatest joy. Because it is ALL true. The message I have shared for 18 months is what brings true joy. It is as President Holland said. The most important work in the universe.... is missionary work. I am so happy to be here and to be at this point. I know that I have given everything and that the Lord is happy.

Well, thank you all for all you have done in these 18 months, before, and now it is time for after. I love you and can’t wait to see you all!

For those who don’t know I will return on the 9th of March exactly 18 months from when I left on September 9th. 

I will see you all soon! Much love!

Hermana Frame

We had a fun time with the activity we had on Saturday! We had a lot of less actives and investigators come!

President and sister Harbertson went with us for a day in Puno to visit and it was SO amazing. They brought such a special spirit!

Me sporting the chicken look here in Puno!

Us as missionaries in the ward Inca Pachacutec with our missionary leader Danny!

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