Helaman 5:12

Helaman 5:12

Monday, August 1, 2016

The End is Here - Week 102

My dear family members and friends, I struggled thinking of what I would title this letter seeing as it will be the last report that I will give of my mission.  I have thought about how I have been out here changing and growing and learning to help others, and while I have been doing that, In my mind nothing has changed at home.  It will be interesting to see you all again, to see how you have grown, and progressed these last 2 years.  I look forward to that, and I am nervous about it as well.

I would like to thank those that have followed, have prayed for me, and have written me over this course of time.  I thank all those that were my examples to help me to come on a mission and be changed by this beautiful time.  I really am struggling as I think of what to say now.  Here in the cyber as I write a popular song came over called Let Her Go.  It talks about how you only know that you love something when you let it go and say goodbye.  I really don't think that I have noticed the things I left behind because I have been so focused on others and helping them to come back to our loving Heavenly Father, and Savior Jesus Christ.  I can only think of all the challenges the Lord has given me, all the miracles He has helped me see, and the hearts that He has changed in front of my eyes.  I can say that as I say goodbye to Argentina that I truly love the people and I can feel it in my heart.  I can't really describe the love that I have for those that I have fought side by side with, so that they can come closer to Christ.  I have loved to go with others to conquer all things, addictions, trials, loneliness, etc.  It is a miracle that I can feel this love.  I know that this love is Godly and is pure.  It beats anything.  I am so blessed that the Lord sent me here, I will eternally be grateful for all that I have experienced and learned here, and all the preparation that the Lord has given me to prepare for the rest of my life.

My companions were all divinely inspired, the people in my zone, my mission presidents.  They have all helped me go to the Lord, to be shaped into who we need to become.  I think at this time, was I a consecrated missionary, did I give myself my desires and myself to the Lord?  I can honestly say, that although I am not perfect that I did give all to the Lord, and I gave Him my best.  I know that He has been able to perform miracles through me, because I was willing and the biggest miracle is that He has helped me to trust and love Him.

I want to end this email with my testimony:
I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called and inspired by God.  I know that the Book of Mormon is true, it is divine and teaches us to be who we need to be.  I know that we are led by Prophets and Apostles today, that they are men of God, and that this church is the Lords Kingdom here on Earth.  Most of all I know that I am a child of God, that He hears my prayers and is real!  I know that He loves me and wants the best for me, even though at times it is hard to go through the trials He gives.  I know that Christ is my Personal Savior, He thought of me in the garden and on the cross.  He suffered for me, and for all my sins, mistakes, sorrows, and all that I would ever go through.  I know that He is there, that He carries me when I feel alone, and that He will never forsake me.  I know these things to be true.  I have witnessed miracles, but that is not why I know.  I know because I have felt it in every part of myself, my soul and body.  I testify that these things are true and until we meet again, in a few days, I leave this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Elder Daniel B. George

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