Man my farewell weekend was insanely busy but so spiritual. On Saturday September 20 I went through the Sacramento Temple and received my temple endowments. Wow… I can’t put my experience into words. It was just so unbelievable. I had so many thoughts going through my head about how weird it was going to be, because I kept hearing from others that it was going to be different than what I’m used to. It was definently a little different but it was amazing. There was so much symbolism! The temple is seriously the best and most breathtaking place on this entire Earth. The peace that I felt within its walls was indescribable. My absolute FAVORITE part of the temple was the washing and anointings! The blessings that those give are so beautiful. On this amazing day I was so grateful to have had so many family members and friends with me every set of the way. Families are forever.
The following day I gave my farewell talk. I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to grow up spiritually in the Rocklin 4th Ward these past six years. It was such an emotional and spiritual weekend. I gave my farewell talk on obedience (look up at the top of the page, click the mission farewell talk link and read the talk if you would like)! I gained so much knowledge by writing my farewell talk. I am so grateful for all the leaders of the Rocklin 4th Ward and their encouragement, love and support that I have felt from them, from my young women leaders to the bishop.
It was such a spiritual weekend that when I got home on Sunday I took a three hour nap. I was out to the world! It was the best nap EVA.
I know that this church is the true church. I have gained so much knowledge that I could NEVER deny it’s truthfulness. I know that I have been called to Jamaica for a reason and I cannot wait to find out what that reason is. I am already in love with the people of Jamaica and I cannot wait to meet them. I know that President Monson is a latter-day prophet. Where would we be without prophets? I would not want to know. I know that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father appeared to Joseph Smith and through them we have the restored gospel on this Earth. I know without a doubt that this is the true and everlasting gospel. I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am so in debt to him for making it possible for me (and all of the rest of my brothers and sisters on this Earth) to return to live with our Heavenly Father. I love my Heavenly Father. Jamaica here I come.
Lots of love,