Saturday, April 26, 2014

February 17, 2014 - Last few days

Well Mom, this is my last P-Day.  I said what I wanted to say last week, but here's a follow up on how the week went.  It was the weirdest week of my whole mission! I felt like God was saying, "You better have pushed yourself this whole transfer and not just relied on this last week cuz Imma send a snow storm to keep you inside for a day and a half."  And I can reply, "I did." I have been at peace for these last weeks.  I feel like I have really been ok with the concept of "going home."  It will be hard and I'm gonna cry, probably a lot. (#realmencry) But it'll be ok.  God has me in His hands and I trust Him. #Proverbs3:5-6
This ward has blessed me so much.  I cannot tell how how great each and every one of my areas has been.  I have never had a ward or branch that I wanted to get out of.  I feel that these past two years will be as Grandpa Jarvis says, "the best two years for your life."  I'm glad that I followed Grandma Jarvis's advice, "a little hard work never hurt anyone."  I'm glad that Grandpa Schoemig has been with me a lot of the time, guiding me and helping me.  I love my family.

I hope your time here in Merlind has been good so far.  It's kinda snowy and cold but hey it's February.  This is all so surreal to me.  Is this real life?  Have I even left the MTC? Have I even gone to the MTC?  I am now thinking of "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche, "relax child you were there..."  That brings me some comfort haha.  

I bear my testimony of the power of a mission that has helped me feel the divine love of God, the mercy and justice of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and the truthfulness of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church.  I share that I have defended the divine origin of the Book of Mormon and the sanctity of the marriage covenant.  I have sung the song of redeeming love and the melody of mourning.  I cannot thank my Heavenly Father enough for this.  If I could sing His praise forever I would still be in His debt.  I am humbled by the two years of man-making that I have enjoyed and endured.  I have done what I came to do.

Well this is more like a see you soon than anything else.  I LOVE YOU TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE!

Here at the edge, Elder Schoemig

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