Monday, January 31, 2011

Crystal's Final Email: Heading to ND

Hello Hello Family and friends! This is the FINAL email you will be getting from "Sister Horning". what in the world. Well. Here s a quick update on what has been going on the last few weeks. Appointments, appointments and MORE appointments! we have been really really busy and in the "free" time we have we go contacting! The area is starting to grow and we are starting to get new investigators! YES. S Marble and I met this lady Edith, a few weeks into our transfer and we have been trying to set up appointments with her- but nothing has come out of it.. then one night i felt to call her while i was with s dunn. so we called- had a great talk.. then felt to stop by- her and her daughter were home- we had a WONDERFUL lesson with them.. came back a day later and taught her, her daughter and her hubby! it was sssooo great! they are ssoo wonderful and have so many great questions! i love them!
I gave a talk in church on sunday- the 4th one ive EVER given.. gulp. i can sure talk in person- but NOT a written out talk. ugh. it was NOT my finest moment- i got so nerveous and forgot what i was trying to say- so i resorted to what i know best: getting out of the situation. "i say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen".. haha.. so mid statement i closed it.. it was great. people will think im lying when i give my homecoming talk- they will think ive never bore my testimony in public before. ugh. haah. oh well.
today was ssoo great. so far- played Ratsmear- my favorite! i love it so much.. umm.. Elder Green, Hoyt, Gosar and Brown did the HaKa for us- its the crazy Australian thing that happens before they play rugby.. E. Green is legit- hes from Austie.. its great.. they did it for me, e gosar and e brown in honor of us since we are going home.. it was great- dont worry- i recorded it.
Yesterday i was stopping by a few people and saying my goodbyes- we stopped by the Schiess family- of COURSE. i LOVE them. i had to say goodbye and snuggle Penelope- my best friend ever! she is ssoo stinkin cute! i recorded her lil voice and listened to it about 10 times today. s dunn thinks im obsessed with her.. she might be right. well. before we left last night i told penel that i was leaving and she ran and buried her face into the couch. i asked what was wrong and she just told me to put a pillow over her and leave.. it was cute .. but so sad. she was ssoo sad that i was leaving! i couldnt leave on those terms.. so i begged her to talk to me.. she wouldnt. ugh. so her dad told her id come back to visit and asked if she wanted one last ride down the stairs with me (we sit on a pillow and slide down together- she LOVES it).. she smiled and ran up the stairs- ready for action.. we went down and she then gives me the BIGGEST hug and a kiss.. i love her ssoo much.. ill miss her for sure. well we leave for regina on tues night.. be in winnipeg weds and fly home friday morning! good morning! i cant wait to see everyone! dont worry. im still working harder than ever and it hasnt hit me totally yet.. its weird.. i cant picture ANYTHING else but what ive been doing for the last 18 months.. i havent been this committed to anything for.. ever.. so its pretty intense thinking that ill be gone.. i think it will hit me when im back home and dont feel stressed if i dont talk to EVERY person i see and feel terrible if i dont invite them to church.. haha. well here i come home.

I have LOVED my mission. it is for sure the best decision i have ever made. i am ssoo thankful to everyone that has helped and supported me on my mission. it has truly changed me ssoo much! i have become a better person. i KNOW this church is true and I know that the Lord is completely involved in HIS work. I know that God lives and He truly is our loving Father IN Heaven. I know that He wants so much to be a part of our lives. I know that no matter WHAT we have done- we can change and we can repent. I know that anything can be healed with and through Christ. I know that He bled and died for each of us so that we wouldnt have to be miserable or have negative feelings. i know that through Christ we can all be made perfect- not in this life- but in the life after this. Iknow that the time on this earth is so short and NONE of us knows when it wll end- i know that there is abigger plan for all of us! I know JOseph Smith is a prophet and he did see God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son.I know that the BOok of Mormon is true. i know the message i have been sharing is the most important thing people will ever learn about-- if they want to hear it! i know that we can all be better! i love the Lord so much! i love my Father in Heaven and i can not tell you all enough how greatful i am that i have been found worthy and been able to teach of Him and have such a strong relationship with Him while ive been here. this is just a starting point in my life. i will for sure continue to grow adn make changes.. We all have trials and hard times- but those when seeking for the Lords help and guidance- will make us stronger. I know this! i love you all and say these things in Jesus name. amen. I cant wait ot see all of you! ill be in ND for a few weeks- you can contact me on facebook or email.. ill have this mylds email for a few weeks- so if you want any of my contact info- contact me there nad ill get it to you. love you!
see you sooN!
sister horning

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