Last week as I was driving along PCH on my way home from work, I realized it was July 30th...the anniversary of my arrival home from my mission to Canada Winnipeg. I might have shed a tear, or not. I've been home for exactly 3 years. I can't believe it!!! Mostly because I figured I'd be married with a kid or two by now, but whatever. It is what it is and I'm ok with that.
So, back to driving along PCH. I began reminiscing of many bitter(cold)/sweet memories I had teaching the people in the great white north and suddenly my phone began to ring. Unknown number! I still haven't found my blue tooth charger so I was tempted to ignore the call until after I was home and could actually talk on my phone (dumb cell phone law). Instead, I decided to answer the phone and put it on speaker.
The voice on the other end of the phone nearly brought me to tears. It was Sister Stacey Walter, the first success story of my mission! Stacey was the first person I was able to teach and see enter the waters of baptism while serving in Regina, Saskatchewan.
She was calling to tell me that she just finished her 100th temple baptism this week and wanted to share the exciting news. I was so touched. The blessings of serving a mission will truly last forever. I'm still so grateful the Lord saw me fit to serve a mission. I can't wait for the day when I can serve again!