The last 14 days have been about as tumultuous as can be. We spent a lot of time inside, heard lots of news updates, and ultimately found out that a large percentage of missionaries would be going home early, including myself.
I checked multiple boxes on the list of criteria that would send a missionary home at this time, so its not a huge surprise, but it is still odd to be home so much earlier than originally planned.
In the last 2 weeks, I at one point had 135 days left, and then they told me I'd be home in May, which took me to 50 days left. A day or so after that I was told I had less than 10 days left as a missionary. So things escalated pretty quickly.
If you are friends with me on Facebook, you may have seen a longer post that portrays my feelings about all of this. In summation, I am grateful as I can be.
I was able to serve 20/24 months, I have grown, I have learned, and I have loved. I have seen the Lords hand in my daily life, and I have felt his love not only for me, but for everyone that I met.
I'm grateful for all of you that read these emails and supported me in my endeavors. I have felt your love and prayers and am very blessed to know and associate with you.
I am now home in my new house in Draper, Utah, and am settling well. I would love to continue to hear from any of you, so if you'd like to stay in contact my facebook page is good, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or my cell (starting tues or wednesday) will be the same as when I left. feel free to reach out through any of these platforms!
Again, many thanks to all of you. I wouldnt be where or who I am without each of you.