Not a lot has happened since you heard from me last, but being a part of the stake / community Christmas Celebration was SO much fun! It was a great missionary tool. The spirit was there the entire time and hundreds of non members came! Many of the people commented on the spirit and peace that they felt while being there as well.
This is my last email home... that's crazy! I'm excited for a lot of things, I'm just going to miss these people. Words can't describe the gratitude and happiness that I feel. I'm so in love with the people of Montana and Wyoming and so grateful that they are not too far away from home. I love waking up every morning and knowing that my purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel, through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. Ammon said it best when he said, "I cannot say the smallest part which I feel." I love my mission. I have learned SO much and have met so many amazing people that I will never forget.
I love my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ and I will continue to serve Them every day :) We learn in D&C 4:3 "if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work". My desire to serve God has only grown since serving a full time mission and that will not change when I come home. Something that I've learned from President Wadsworth is to continue to build up the church no matter where I am, name tag or not, and that is what I'll do. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ :) I know that He lives and loves each of us. I'm so grateful for the relationship that I've come to have with Him. His church has been restored!
Thank you so so much for all of your emails, packages, letters, and especially your prayers that you have sent my way :) Have the best week ever! See you Saturday :) I love you all!
With Sister Wagstaff and snow on my face =)
The Stake/Community Christmas celebration
Scenes from the celebration
Service for Rachel Strump
Our zone at the celebration
The elders =)