Friday, December 17, 2010

Our loss is your gain!

Unfortunately, even at this time of year we have to say goodbye, so that you can have your sons and daughters with you this Christmas! Left to right: Sisters Fotu and Ulu'ave, Sister and President Porter and Elder Burr! We didn't get a photo of Elder Larsen who left a few days earlier so that he and his brother could be together for a few days before his brother left on his mission to Mexico! Oh, missions are so amazing! I just must include that in our final testimony two of these missionaries said something similar that had a lasting impact on me! One said, "I know God and Jesus Christ so much better than I did 18 months ago!" (Sorry, that kind of gives you more of a clue about who it might be, doesn't it!) Another said, "The real miracle was getting to know Heavenly Father!" How much would parents pay to have their child have this experience----missions are priceless! Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in all their wisdom and knowledge and mercy allow us to think that we are sacrificing, when in reality, we come out receiving the greater reward! God is GREAT!


Michael Brown Family said...

Sister Porter,
This made my Christmas. Thanks so much for keep this blog so current.
With thanks, Brother and Sister Brown...Kaysville Utah

Jenny Larsen said...

Thank you President and Sister Porter for being such a wonderful influence to my son! You have truly impacted his life! The experiences he had while serving in the NZAM have shaped him forever more. He left us as a wonderful kid and returned to us a man with a strong testimony of this great gospel and a tremendous example to his younger brothers. Thank you again for everything.
Jenny Larsen
(mom of Elder Jeffrey N. Larsen)