Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Best Two Years

The Best Two Years. I still can't believe how fast it went. I loved every minute of my mission. I love the Australian people and the wonderful country. I love the miracles I have seen. I love my mission. Thank you to everyone for following my adventures and for the prayers you have said for me.

The plane ride home was long. I couldn't concentrate on any one thing because so many things were running through my head. I was expecting to be bawling as the plane took off, but it wasn't until we were descending into Los Angeles that it really hit me. After I let it out, I let my excitement for a new adventure begin. I walked out to see my parents smiling and welcoming me home.

I don't know how to put into words how wonderful my mission was and how much it means to me. I miss everything about it. I learned so much and became converted to the Gospel more than I ever thought I could. There is a reason that every missionary comes home claiming that the last two years of hard work was the best time of their life. It's because this church really is true. I know that. I had answers to my prayers daily. I said words that I know the Lord wanted me to say. I sweat, bled, cried and went through more adversity than I ever have before, but I will always remember it as my Best Two Years.

May God bless you.

Adam (Elder) Hales