This is the last email I will send home as a missionary. My heart is breaking and tears are coming out of my ojos. :) This has been the best 18 months for my life. Maybe I didnt enjoy every minute but I sure did grow every minute. I have seen more miracles than I can even explain. I feel so grateful to come to know my Savior and His goodness through the lives of others and in my own life. I will never be the same. I feel as Alma felt when he said: Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.
I know that God is real. Because I feel Him. He answers my prayers. I know that the Church is true. Because I have seen the truth of it in my life. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God and did indeed see God the Father and His Son jesus Christ. I know that the Plan of Salvation is real. I know that the Atonement is the biggest gift we have been given. The atonement has changed me and continues changing me. I will never be the same.
I invite you all to pray tonight and ask to feel His love. I promise you will feel it. I have felt it every day for 18 months.
Thank you for all that have read, written, or sent me. I feel so much support. thank you thank you thank you. I cannot express my gratitude.
Les amo! See you on the other side!
Hermana Kelson (for not much longer)
Leah will be speaking on May 21st at 1:00. She will be speaking at the church on the corner of 200 N 200 EShe hopes to see you all there. Thank you for all your support in her journey.