They have gained valuable insight during their service in regards to dealing with uncertainties in life, new food, new cultures, new language, rejection, barking dogs, working with "golden" investigators, working with reluctant investigators, setting goals, making plans, dealing with gossip - bad weather - disappointment, how to get families to church for the first time, inviting and recognizing the spirit, keeping an eternal perspective.
And then . . .
it's over . . .
in the blink of an eye . . .
And they take all those incredible insights back home with them.
To bless their lives forever more.
But it makes us sad . . .
To see them go.
Thought I'd change the subject for just a moment . . .
Here's a glimpse of where we spent Sunday meeting and greeting missionaries and members. I know you want to see it . . . but we'll try not to rub it in . . .
It's a hard thing to travel to such beautiful places on earth . . .
But someone has to do it - right?