Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Last blog post from Samoa...it's going to be so hard to leave this wonderful place!

I'll be home in 2 days...well, actually three days for you!

I can't really believe I'm actually coming home.  These past two years have been the best of my life. Sharing the gospel every day and serving others 24/7 has blessed me more than I could have ever imagined.  It's crazy how it works that serving others blesses our lives so much, even more than the people we've served.  I'm truly grateful that Heavenly Father found me worthy enough to represent His Son and Church for the past two years.  Leaving this beautiful place and these incredible people is going to be very difficult.
This is Togilau and his baptism went really well.  On Sunday he even showed up to church in a suit and then bore his testimony.  He's a really humble guy and we've been able to get really close to him.
The other photo is from yesterday's fafaga.  It was the first time we were able to meet the family and they had just learned that I will be finishing my mission on Friday.  So after dinner, they gave me two ulas and a fan.  Just a perfect example of how loving the people here are, especially to plagai missionaries...ha! ha!  I am going to miss it more than words can express!

Note from mom:  We can't believe he's coming home either and are so excited!  For anyone that is interested, Justin will be giving his "homecoming talk" and report on his mission this Sunday, August 13 at 11:00am.

Our church building is located at 28291 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel