Un Ano

“Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness,wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven — These should then be attended to with great earnestness.” — D&C 123:13–14

Well, in about 4 days I will have reached my year mark, which means I have 7 more long and prosperous months! So happy. I love missionary work.

I don’t have much to share this week. But I have been reflecting a lot on my mission; specifically on what I’ve accomplished already and what more I want to do. It seems that there aren’t enough hours in a day, nor days in a week to be able to accomplish all the things we want to as missionaries. But, I am grateful for the experiences I have had.

I think the highlight of my mission so far has been meeting everyone I have met. Members, non-members, converts, crazy people on the street, stray cats, little kids, refugees from the Middle-East, incredibly loving Latinos, humble rich white people, etc. I have loved meeting each of these people because, no matter what faith or religion they had, I have been able to serve them and love them with all my heart. I can understand just a smidgen of the love that the Savior has for them. And I can feel their love for me.

Thankfully, I get to serve an extra month than a regular full-time sister missionary. Which also means that I get an entire extra month to love, serve, grow and improve even more than I already have. I look forward to reading all the standard works in Spanish, and not wasting a single moment to help others come unto Christ. I am so grateful for this precious time I have to serve the Lord and His children here in the Bay Area.

I love you and miss you all so much! Les amo.

Hermana Stockwell

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