This week we are finally seign mroe and more rain, and wearing our rain boots is getting more an more fun! The street we live is very flooded, enough that there are fishes swimming in it, some of our neighbors cook them!
This week I have been really touched thinking about the blessings that we have received because of the sacrifices of others that have gone on before. I had a harder day the past week, and in my head I was murmuring. I hit a point where I needed to say a prayer, and when I did, my thoughts turned to Christ, and also the Mormon Pioneers. What a blessing it is to come from the roots of people who, in the face of extreme pain and difficulty, were able to bear their trials without complaint. We are so blessed everyday, the blessings we receive on a daily basis are more than we can count, and bigger than most of can see. One thing that has helped me on my mission is remembering that all of us have access to the biggest blessing in the universe, the Atonement. The Atonement gives each of us a way through anything, and it can give light to any darkness. I know the Atonement is real, and is the only way for any lasting peace because I have experienced its effect more than once. I know that because Jesus Christ was raised from the dead that death is simply a phase rather thatn an end.
It weird to be this close to going home, I'm excited to see you all again, but also sad to leave this beautiful place. Thank God for the mission.
Mahal Ko Kayo Lahat
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The Weirdest Missionary You Know)