I have never felt so blessed. The Lord has been so kind to me. All of his tender mercies I find shed upon me. 1) I'm serving somewhere cool, no more physical trials like China gave me. very different ones, and I look forward to them. 2) Im leaving in April, good glory the Lord knows how much I wanted to leave before May or June. 3) I am speaking Spanish. Heaven only knows how much I long to speak this language. I told my mom when I was in China, "mom, I do not care where I serve, but I want you to know that my heart lies with the Spanish Language." The Lord hears our prayers, and He wants us to be happy. I know that for a fact, and every day I get, I realize the truthfulness in those words.
I can not express how much I look forward to Serving the people, members and not, in Calgary. I'm going where I am needed most. Family and friends will live to see another day while I am out embarking on this journey. The hard times are just beginning as I prepare to say goodbye to my best friend who leaves in only a few short weeks. I'll miss him terribly, but I also, will live to see another day. I truly believe the words I said to my cousin, "this is such a joyous work we are doing, such a joyous work." so even though my heart shall throb, and surly break a time or two, I have a testimony of this work that we as sisters and brothers are doing. So to all of you who are serving our brothers and sisters, but most importantly, our Lord, here's to you. And may the Lord be ever in your sights.