This last Saturday I said goodbye to Ibague and to my companion Elder Cuba, he seemed pretty bummed that I was leaving! I hope he can get some good stuff going in Campiña, it is a hard area. His new companion is Elder Bowcutt from Ogden Utah, I flippin love that guy! I am pretty happy about that, he is a great replacement.
I stayed Saturday night here in La Libertad with Elder Thompson, I flippin love that guy too!! The next morning I attended church at La Libertad, I really really wanted to go to CasaBlanca to say goodbye but unfortunately I couldn't get anyone to accompany me, but I still got to see a bunch of cool people at church at La Libertad. It was fast and testimony meeting, and so of course I got up there in front of the Stake that I love with all my heart, La Libertad. I got up there, and I must be honest it was really hard work to keep myself together, after 13 months of work in that zone I have truly grown a love for them. That is my home in Colombia.
I also saw the Vargus family there!!!!!!!! I flippin love those guys the most!!! Monday night I got the opportunity to go to their house to visit them and say goodbye... by far one of the hardest things I've ever done. But it was the coolest thing ever to be able to see them. I also got to say goodbye to the Mendieta family from CasaBlanca, and Yuri Garcez form La Libertad. Awesome.
I don't really like change and so finishing the mission has been hard. But I know that I have done all the work that the Lord required of me. I'm going to miss these people and this place so very much. It's going to be super strange to go home and hear people speaking English all the time!
But that is how life goes. This Mission has changed my life. I have loved all this time that I have served the Lord. Every second was worth the price. There was nothing better than being a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
So, I guess I'll see you guys tomorrow!