Missionary Milestones: Final Interview and Testimony Meeting
It´s Tammy today. What an incredible day yesterday.
Kaylee and I went running around the park, then she and Mike went to the office for her final interview with Pres. Turk while the boys and I did bit of homework and stuff. We have such a great love for Pres and Hna aTurk. Next we headed to the mission home for lunch and a final fhe with those that were leaving. We had a great lunch and the mission home was great. There were 22 missionaries leaving this transfer.
Hermana Turk shared some wonderful words of wisdom for those departing and the love she has for each one of them was overwhelming. Each of the missionaries had the opportunity to share their testimony. This was the one of the highlights of the trip for me. Especailly because I could understand it all. Her testimony was so powerful. She stood with confidence and testified in excellent spanish of the reality of Jesus Christ, His atonement and the restored gospel. She shared things that she has learned through challenges and successes. She testified of the role of the atonement in makimg her a better person every day. She testified of eternal families and being guided by the spirit. The tears for me were unstoppable, a very rewarding day for a parent to witness a valiant daughter who has truned her life over to the Lord and served Him wih all her heart, might , mind,and strengh. of course afterr she finished and i listened to others - i thought duh you had a phone right here - you should have recorded it all. then after another parent that was there told me he recorded his daughter and kaylee and would send it to me - yea
We were also able to visit a member, sister, that was always willing and available to go out with the missionaries. As we sit in their humble homes, being given whatever they can give, I am blown away. There are so many memories that take me back to my own mission and the wonderful relationships I had with those people. But to see and feel the love they have for Kaylee keeps my emotions right on the surface. They shower her with gifts and gifts for me and our family as well. As we left this sisters house to go to the next - she just hugged kaylee and sobbed - she loves her and will miss her.