"Well Hermana Snelson, you're going to be experiencing the "last" of things. Your last area. Your last companion. Last transfer. Pretty soon your last interview with me."
I just sat there with my Snelson genes, crying.
"You need to start planning, because this last transfer is going to whiz by. You're still going to Africa, right? How wonderful. That is just a unique wonderful experience, I hope you take advantage of it. But thank you. For all that you've done, and all you will be doing."
It was so weird at church, seeing this ward in Miraflores, where I feel like I'm at home, thinking that this would be the last time I'd see many of these people in this earthly life.
But I also felt so happy. So grateful! How privileged have I been to know every single person I've been able to meet.
I'll find out on Wednesday where I'm going, but I am so so excited. I'm just going to go, and work the very best I can! I feel like everything I have done has been preparing me for this, my final moments, and I am so excited to just give it all to him.
At the beginning of this year, (interestingly enough in the exact same area where I am) I said my first prayer of the year. I promised that I was going to do all I could in my power to give all I could this year. This year, 2014, would be fully dedicated to him. And now I just have to finish with a bang!
We are doing good. I love love love finding new people. People like Carlos who just look at me completely exasperated and said, "I just need the answers to all these questions!" and being able to say with a huge smile that everything he has asked can be found in The Book of Mormon.
Or having Hermano Rigoberto come to the ward activity we had and he being one of the few to show up on time!
Or going to Indira and Keysi and just sitting on their floor and talking about why the heck I came here. They said that they like their church and don't see a reason to change. I felt so happy to look them in the eyes and say, "Look, all the churches are good. And all the good things that you find in the others you'll find here. AND MORE. There is more peace. More good. And more clear doctrine that we can learn and that I get to teach. I know it is true. I am absolutely certain, and we can help you know if these things are true."
I love love love it. My testimony has grown in incredible ways. It's true- the more times you share it, the bigger it gets. So share it! With everyone you can :)
I love you!
And some pictures!
Every time we ride the bus :)
Making decorations for the ward activity
El Hogar- the neighborhood where we live