A letter written from a Mormon missionary serving in Brasilia, Brazil, a week before he went home to his family after serving a two year mission.
I was in tears on Sunday as we ate lunch with a elderly couple of new converts of 2 months. In their little house and run down furniture they made us the most incredible banquet of food. They have nothing, but they give everything they have to the missionaries. They are so grateful to be members.
I hope you all realized how blessed we are.
For the past 2 years I have visited, studied, and prayed about every church there is. And there is nothing, nothing that even comes close to being as perfect as the Church of Jesus Christ. Because it is His church! Why does the world doubt it? It is the coolest thing ever to be Mormon!
Every single bus I go on I stand up in front of everyone to bear my testimony. To let the world know that the Lord has restored his church on the earth again, and that I know Christ lives and that He loves us. And that through faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, enduring to the end we can return in glory to our heavenly homes.
The Lord will give you 100 reasons to believe in the Church and 1 or 2 things to doubt it just to prove your faith. But it wasn’t supposed to be easy.
Well I Love you all. I feel sad that this will be my last letter that I will be writing to you as a missionary. It has been a wonderful two years and has been my honor to recognize each week the hand of the Lord in my life. I love my mission. It has meant everything to me. I hope that we can all remember the things we have learned together in these last two years. They really are the best two years.
For the last time