I guess this is my last email until I see y'all all again. Its bittersweet. I want to come home, but I also have loved loved loved so much doing this work that it hurts my heart to know I have to leave.
I guess Heavenly Father is ready to send me elsewhere. But I know that Heavenly Father sent me here at this time and this place for a specific reason.
I have learned countless lessons and have had experiences I would never have had otherwise. I have received many personal witnesses that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints truly is Christ's church restored on the earth today. I know that we can come to this sure knowledge as we read from the Book of Mormon and act upon the promptings we receive from reading its' sacred pages. I know with all my heart that Heavenly Father so badly wants His children to return to Him, and that this missionary work is so so so important and essential in His plan.
This mission has been a very trying experience, but it has blessed me in countless ways that I will forever be grateful for. I am eternally in debt to my Father in Heaven, and can't even begin to express my gratitude for the many things in which He has shared with me.
Thanks mom and dad for always pointing me in the right way! You set such a wonderful example for me to follow and I don't think I could have gotten to where I am now without y'all. Y'all mean so much to me!!!! Throughout my mission I have stopped to think, "what the heck am I doing here?!?" But then I think about y'all, my family, and how happy I am to know that I will be with y'all through eternity. But then I think about how I can help others be able to have an eternal family too! So then leaving my family for 18 months makes it worth it because I can help others receive those eternal gifts.
Anyway, sorry for that tangent. I just know with my whole heart, might, mind, and strength that this is Christ's church and its my duty, as well as all members' duty, to help others come into the fold. The church is true!
See y'all later this week!
I LOVE Y'ALL!
Sister Katie Call