Date

March 23, 2020

Area

Uruguaiana, Brazil

Companion

Elder Joshua Robbins

Week 39: It's the End of the World as We Know It... and I Feel Fine

Brothers and Sisters,

This week was crazy. I don't have a lot of time, but basically all foreign missionaries are going home. I don't have my travel plans yet but I'll probably be leaving Brazil in the next 48 hours. It's crazy knowing that my mission (at least part of it) is ending so abruptly I don't feel like it's over yet but it is. I'll probably be reassigned stateside, but I know that whatever happens I can trust that all of this is being guided by The Lord and that his plan is perfect.

...I conclude this record, declaring that I have written according to the best of my knowledge, by saying that the time passed away with us, and also our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream... (Jacob 7:26)

These 9 months of my mission have really passed away "like as it were unto us a dream" I'm sad to go home but I know that I've done my best here on the mission.

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"
(2 Timothy 4:7)

I'll see you guys in the states!
Até mais!
Elder Walker

From Mom:
We found out last night that he was for sure coming home. He will be on a strict quarantine for 14 days. He found out this morning. When we talked neither of had any travel plans and we still do not. We will keep you posted!

The letter we received:
Dear Parents,

In accordance with the latest announcements issued by the First Presidency with temporary adjustments made to missionary work and in response to the rapid increase of travel advisories and restrictions emerging around the world, the following steps are being taken in regards to foreign missionaries serving in Brazil:

· All missionaries returning to the United States and Canada who have more than 180 days left to complete their mission will be temporarily reassigned after their arrival. Missionaries who have less than 180 days left on their mission will be released.

· All sister missionaries returning to the United States and Canada who have less than 90 days left to complete their mission should be released. Sister missionaries who have more than 90 days left on their mission will be temporarily reassigned after their arrival.

· All missionaries who return to the United States and Canada must be quarantined for 14 days upon their arrival.

We will immediately communicate the flight itinerary to each missionary's stake president as soon as flights are confirmed.

We extend our gratitude, love and earnest pleading that the Holy Ghost may comfort us all at this time.

Sincerely,
President Becerra
Mission President Brazil Santa Maria






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