Friday, April 10, 2015

The End.

So this is my last week.  I am having so many different emotions right now.  Sadness, happiness, excitement, fear, anxiety, and any other emotion you can think of.  My mission has truly been the best thing in my life.  I have a poem that can explain exactly how I am feeling right now.

Highs and Lows

A mission is a strange experience.
A trial and a test.
A mission throws at you the worst,
Yet, teaches you the best.
I've never been so happy.
I've never been so depressed.
I've never felt so forsaken.
I've never been so blessed.
I've never been so confused.
Things have never been so clear.
I've never felt my Heavenly Father so distant.
He's never been so near.

I've never been so discouraged.
I've never been so full of hope.
I feel I could go on forever.
I've come to the end of my rope.
I've never had it quite so easy.
I've never had it quite so tough.
Things have never been so smooth.
Things have never been so rough.
I've never been through such a deep valley.
I've never been to such a high peak.
I've never felt so sure and strong.
I've never felt so weak.

I've never had so many ups.
I've never had so many downs.
I've never had so many smiles.
I've never had so many frowns.
I've never been so lonely.
I've never had so many friends.
Boy! I hope this is over soon!
Gosh! I hope it never ends.

I am so grateful for the gospel.  And I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to study it in depth for 18 months and to serve my Savior and my Heavenly Father 24/7 for 18 months.  I never would trade my mission for anything.
I know Jesus Christ suffered and died for us so that we can return to our Heavenly Father.  He is our savior who saves us and our redeemer who changes us.  I love him!  And I know he loves me!
Have a great week everyone.  See you all in 6 days!  

Love, Sister Radmall

9 out of 11 of my companions


So I had to give the reigns over to our district leader for the Living Christ on the 9th because I won't be able to go =/  That is my departing temple trip of course.  That was harder than doing the whole fireside by myself!  It's hard to give someone else your ideas and let them take over.  But it's going to be great!  We are showing the Because He Lives video at it.  Wish I could be there!!  

I'm going to apologize in advance.  I'm not very focused right now... so this may be kind of a lame email.  Someone brought a unicycle to the church and that's like all I want to do.  haha =)  Haven't ridden one in 18 months!

This week we went to a relief society birthday party dinner in 5th ward.  It was a talent sharing show type thing.  People brought displays of their talents.  So while everyone we going up sharing the talents I was like, "What the heck, I'll play the piano"  So I did.  Played waterfall.  It was pretty fun.

I got to go on exchanges with Sister Breen.  It was super fun.  We had lots of good talks.  I'm going to miss her!  And everyone else in the mission. 

Saturday was Charles baptism.  It was such an amazing baptism!  The spirit was so strong.  It's amazing to think that now that he is baptized and is confirmed, he has access to the spirit whenever he wants.  And his whole family will be able to prepare to go to the temple in a year and be sealed for eternity.  Baptism really is the first step to progression.  We can't progress until we make covenants with God.  We can keep the commandments, but we can't progress without the covenants.

Yesterday's meetings were my last church meetings on the mission.  Super sad!  I'm excited for general conference =)  This is my 4th one on the mission.  Best place to watch conference.

We taught a lesson yesterday and the spirit was teaching me more than the person we were teaching.  I felt the love of Christ.  He truly is my best friend and brother.  He suffered and died for us so that we can BECOME like him.  We don't have to be like him right now, but we have the opportunity to BECOME perfected in him each and every day.  I love Christ!


love you all!
love, Sister Radmall

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