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Mary Ann's Mom, Wow! Last e-mail from you Mary Ann while you are on your mission. We have loved getting your mission e-mails. We love the spirit we feel when we read them. We are so happy you are coming home. We know you are a great missionary and that while you've been serving God that he has likewise been blessing you as well as the people you have taught. We also feel very blessed from you and your sisters serving missions. What do you most want us to fix you for dinner now that you haven't had American food for a year and a half? See you the day after tomorrow!!!!
Mary Ann's Dad, Both scriptures are perfect! We look forward to you coming quickly and seeing you fact to face!
Amen to the comments of your mom!
How wonderful to receive the feeling of comfort and peace! This comes from Heavenly Father! Indeed, mission accomplished!!
We will do well to have this comfort and peace as we live each phase of our lives. (D & C 88:3-4)
You are a wonderful daughter, in whom we are well pleased!
November 12, 2013
I love you all!!!! And I´ll see you this week!!! WHAT?!!!!!
Thank you for all the letters and support that you´ve all given me while I´ve been here on a mission! I love you all and I am so excited to see you!
Today is our pday because of transfers, but it´ll end a little early so that I and Sister R can take the new sisters out to do contacts. Then she´ll stay with them and I´ll go to dinner with President and Sister C and the elders that are going home. I´m the first sister to go home from the Juiz de Fora Mission. Tomorrow morning, a van will take us to the airport in Rio. We´ll get there at around twelve and since the flight doesn´t leave until like at night, we are all going to the Cristo Redentor Statue. I´ve been wanting to go there since I´ve gotten here, but didn´t think I would be able too cause of the mission split, so hopefully all goes well! :) Since I am the only sister leaving, I´ll just have to stay with a group of elders. But I am way excited!
Well I am SO grateful for the opportunity that I have had to serve a mission here in Brasil in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. I LOVE Brasil, the people here and their warm, loving culture. I am so grateful for all of the experiences that I have had and for the things that I have learned :) It has been a wonderful year and seven months :)
The feeling I have now is definitely a bittersweet one. It was hard to say goodbye to everyone, but I´m grateful for the love that have gained for them and I know the difference that they have made in my life. I´ve had a good feeling these days though - pondering my mission and the way that I´ve served and its just a feeling of peace, a mission accomplished - missão cumprida - type of feeling. I feel like I´ve done what the Lord sent me here to do and that now he has other plans.
well, I love you all:
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