My experience here in Taunton was the most changing and shaping experience of my life. There is no place on the earth where I would have loved rather to be than in this area. 10 months and 1 day after leaving my home I finally got the call to leave again. At present I can not immagine living anywhere else or being together with different people. I have met people and made eternal friendships.
When I arrived in March 2011 I gained gradually the vision to split the area, because it was just too big of an area for two missionaries. It seemed far away and unachievable but due to answered prayers, fasts, motivated companions and the will of the Lord it became true. Now that I leave we are the only ward in the stake that has 4 proselyting missionaries. My dreams have come true and even though I don't want to admit it, my work here is done.
I have seen the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ change lives, hearts and perspectives.
When accepted and used it has a sanctifying, purifying, refining impact on the individual that lifts that person beyond personal capacities and barriers. It literally is the only way back home to receive a fullness of joy in the presence of the father of our spirits who is God.
I never felt the way about anyone or anything the way I feel about the people I met here. Seeing you, strengthened and assured me in my testimony of the saviour.
Whoever reads this, who is in the range of my written voice shall know that I know the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to be true because the consequences of living them lead to freedom of mind and exaltation.
Let us all gain and keep a Valiant testimony of the Atonement to achieve the highest degree of joy and happiness.
“My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure." - Tennyson