The last 18 months have sure been something else. I have learned a lot and grown a lot and changed a lot. I have had the great privilege of serving in 5 different areas, with 9 of the best companions the Lord could have given me, and seen several of my friends enter the waters of baptism and the kingdom of Heaven. Michigan holds countless memories, tears, awkward moments, and love. My mission has honestly been one of the hardest times of my life but I know that the Lord sent me here to Michigan because I was able to bless the people and they have been able to bless me.
As I left my parents and everything I was comfortable with behind I have been able to learn how to cling to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They have been able to help me become more comfortable with being a awkward missionary. I have been able to learn exactly how our Saviors Atonement can help me everyday. I have come to know more about His Mission and Ministry as I have studied the Book of Mormon. He wants us all to come unto Him and His arms are always unfailingly open to welcome us when we find our way back. I have had the opportunity to not only see this in my life but also in the lives of so many people who I love.
I am grateful for the Book of Mormon. I know without a doubt that that book is the word of God. Joseph Smith was and still is a prophet. He did indeed see what he said he did. That is a fact. As I have read the Book of Mormon I have been able to feel Gods love for me and for those around me. The Book of Mormon has pulled me out of some of the deepest ruts and darkest moments in my life. I have been able to see how reading it softens hearts. Harold our investigator shared with us the very first time he held it in his hands that he could feel the power in that book, I testify to you all that that is true.
Missions are the best!
Love you all!! See you soon!
Xoxo Sister Witt