Well, my peeps... my time in Ghana has come to an end (at least for now), and I can't believe it!
As I'm writing, it really doesn't feel like I've been here for 2 years, but when I look back at all that has happened, it becomes easy to see.
I don't regret coming here even one bit!
Throughout my life, I've been blessed to be able to travel all over the world, and that's something I am and always will be grateful for. But none of those places have been quite like Ghana.
As I've been here I've learned so much, but as I reflect, what I'm most grateful for is that I've learned to love the people around me more than myself.
I really have come to know that God lives and he loves all his children whether rich or poor, black or white, Christian or Muslim, God loves us all! And he wants to give us the things that we need to have joy. This doesn't mean that we won't have sorrow. We can't know joy if we've never known misery. But to me it does mean that he knows our limits, he knows when we need relief, he knows when we feel like we're on the verge of breaking and if we keep faith and put our trust in him, rather than in something temporal and temporary, he will bring us peace, guidance, and sweet relief that we so desperately need.
Never give up! "Doubt, not because you see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith."
God lives! He loves us! And he has restored his gospel to give us the greatest and most lasting joy we can get in this world.
I can't wait to see you all! And I'm so grateful for all of your love and support and friendship no matter where I go in the world!
See you all soon!
1 Nephi 3:7
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.