Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mission memories

Saturday night I had two mission reunions. One for my first mission president, Pres. Young and one for my second mission president that I was with for only a month, Pres. Call. This is me with Pres. and Sis. Young. I absolutely love them! I would go every year just to see them. They were so good to me and I learned so much from them. I feel so grateful I am able to know them. This is me with Amy (the mission nurse) and Rachel (the Call's daughter). I love these girls! Isn't Amy's baby cute! They have announced that a Temple will be built in El Salvador. They have actually started and are scheduled to finish sometime in 2010 or 2011. I can't wait. Words cannot express my joy at hearing this. When I was on my mission I always told the members that one day there would be a Temple in El Salvador. The people there are so good and they are trying to do what is right. I love the people of El Salvador! Because of my reunion I have been thinking a lot about my mission memories. I had so many wonderful experiences on my mission and feel so grateful for that time in my life! It was one of the hardest things that I have ever done but one of the most fulfilling things as well. I met so many amazing people and learned so much. I am so grateful for the Gospel and for the chance I had to share it with others. While I served the people there I think I was the one who gained the most. I am just overwhelmed with gratitude and don't quite know how to express it! Here are some of my favorite pictures from my mission.

This is my trainer or mi madre and me at some old ruins called Tesumal.

There was a cute little family that lived behind us in my first area (I only had 2 areas) and the kids would come over all the time and ask me to teach them English. They were so cute!

El Salvador is so beautiful! Just for fun I wanted to put in a picture of Nate. He served his mission in the Check Republic. I think he looks so handsome!

7 comments:

Tausha and James Hansen said...

That is so great about the temple. We take for grantite living so close to the temple. I am so happy that they will have one. It seems like a life time ago that you were on a mission. Fun to see those pictures!

Charlotte said...

Nice pictures. That is exciting about the temple!

Elisabeth Marie said...

Amen sister! I want to hear about those mission reunions! We should talk!

Abe, Nicole, Jacob, & Logan said...

I am so jealous of your mission! What a neat place! Are you going to go back and visit when the temple is finished? Maybe I'll come too!

Ali Ann said...

That is really neat. Hey just so you know my blog address is aliannt.blogspot.com

Hurst Family said...

I've never seen pictures of you on your mission!!! That;s so neat to see you in that setting.
How are you doing?

Ruth Sagers said...

Tam, when I heard the announcement about the temple in El Salvador, I immediately thought of you and knew that you would be so happy! That is so great.