So where do we begin and how do we even explain what a life-changing experience this mission has been – not only for the people we served and blessed, but also for each of us personally and together as a couple.
We went to Argentina with the intent to help others – to bless them with the light of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to serve and love them. It really never occurred to either of us that we would get more than we gave. We knew we would have the opportunity to help other people change, but never thought that we would be the ones to experience a change. God has been so kind to us and has taught us so much about ourselves. He has personally tutored us through a variety of learning experiences during this mission that have increased our capacity to love, taught us about our reliance upon him, and strengthened our testimonies and our faith in his son, Jesus Christ. He has given us profound insights regarding pride and humility, trusting in the arm of flesh and trusting in God, bondage and freedom, the principle of grace, patience, compassion, mercy, sacrifice, faith, holiness, revelation, and the true worth of a soul.
We will be forever grateful that the Lord gave us this gift and forever grateful to those who helped to make it possible. We are not the same people we were when we started this mission and our lives will never be the same. It was not easy and there were days we would have rather been back home but we would not trade the experience, the friendships, and the insights and personalized tutoring for any amount of money for anything in this world.