Monday, February 9, 2015

Last Letter

Well, this is it. The last email. I can not even express how much I have loved my mission. How much it has changed me and my life forever more. Or how much I am going to miss the beautiful people of Paraguay.

Throughout the transcourse of my mission I have learned many things. But it all seems to come back to one central theme: charity and love. Love of God, and of all men. I could talk about how my testimony about obedience has grown, or of missionary work, the Atonement, home and visiting teaching, service, hard work, baptism, the Plan of Salvation, Joseph Smith and the Restoration, prophets, family, family history work, diligence, humility, patience, basically all Christ´like attributes, the Book of Mormon, the Holy Ghost, prayer, or many many other things. But for me it all comes down to how much God truly loves His children. His imperfect, confused, wonderful children. He loves them so much. He loves me so much. I have never been so sure of that basic fact in my entire life. It is my motivation for everything I do now. He has given us everything. Most important of all being our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ to save and lift us, and the Holy Ghost to guide and comfort us, both of whom also love us perfectly and immensely. And all He asks of us is to love Him back. And to feed His sheep, o sea, our brothers and sisters. I can not express how I feel as I am finishing my mission. All I can say is.. it´s not over yet. And it will never be over, not in 3 days, and not in 30 years.

Thank you to each and every one of you. You have helped me more than you can ever know. I love you all and exhort you (as well as myself) with all the energy of my heart, to come unto Christ, and allow him to change your life and your heart, forever. I love God my Father, and my Savior Jesus Christ. En el nombre de Jesucristo, Amen.

Hermana Urie

Monday, February 2, 2015

Running Away

I just love the mission. I`ve been joking about escaping at the end of this change and running away to Ciudad del Este (where Yguazu es... haha cath you can meet me there) and just secretly serving in the Argentina mission there. BUT i dont think that`s God`s plan for me, so I wont do that... probably... haha no just kidding, I am actually really excited to see you guys, just really sad to leave.

not much to write this week, it was pretty normal.

yesterday we got caught in the rain, without umbrellas. that = super wet.
Friday I had my final interview with President Agazzani. It was amazing. That man is so inspired. I left feeling really ready to just jump in to the next phase of my life, whatever it is that God has planned for me. I love the scripture in 3 Nephi 13:31-33. God KNOWS everything that we need. He already knows. And if we put Him FIRST, all the things that we need will be added to our lives, but we`ve gotta always always always put Him first, above all things.
Yesterday was fast and testimony meeting. I bore my testimony for the last time in Paraguay (in sacrament meeting). And when I sat down afterward, I started crying. I will be soo incredibly sad to leave this place!! I love it soo much!!!!!!

Love you!!! see you in.... 10 days... over and out...
Hermana Urie