This week also went by really fast, and this is the last time I will be emailing from the CCM. So a quick summary of the important parts of my week: I was told by the mission president's wife to get another haircut. Unfortunately, I was unable to schedule that yesterday, so I don't know if that will happen. Oops. In Gym we messed around and did a bunch of silly races, like blindfolded with someone who could see giving instructions. Elder Lickiss was led right into a tree, which was hilarious.
Yesterday we had to do a test on TALL, the language program on the computers. It was one of the most stressful events that I have experiences here. I hate hearing recordings of my voice, especially when I have to take super long pauses to think of the right word in Spanish. But at least it is over. We had our last lesson with Karen, and our last one with Edgar is scheduled for Saturday. After that, it is all real life. Crazy stuff.
We had an earthquake drill on Friday, which was exciting. No one told us it was a drill at first, so everyone was even more excited thinking that they were going to be able to right home and say an earthquake happened, even if they couldn't feel it. But no.
We had TRC again yesterday, so we taught people from outside the CCM. The first guy, David, was super nice and talked a lot about his recent experiences in the Church because he has only been a member for 3 months. The second guy spent most of the time joking around and messing with us because we couldn't understand all of what he was saying. It wasn't a very nice thing to do, but overall it was a good experience. I am really looking forward to getting to Texas and being able to talk to so many people, even if my Spanish isn't as good as I want it to be.
This morning we had a special Devotional with Elder Allen and Elder Evans. I don't remember what their exact calling are in the Church, but they are important enough to warrant a Special Devotional. It was amazing. They both taught with so much power and they both ended with great words of encouragement. I wish that I could just send a copy of all the notes I took, but I don't have that much time.
So the subject of this email. Yesterday we were talking about quotes that we love, and Hermana Merrell brought up that one. I had never heard it before, and it touched me. Life is often described as some sort of journey, but I think this is more accurate. We are not alone on this journey. We are not going to someplace new of foreign to us; we are going back home. I can't even really describe how much it means to me. As missionaries, we are devoting all of our time everyday to help others make it back home. It is at times an unfamiliar path, but I feel like the longer we stay on it, the more familiar it becomes. One last thought. Elder Fuge was in our district on Tuesday because everyone in his district left on Monday and his flight was on Wednesday. For the after-Devotional thought, he shared some verses at the beginning of Alma 17. It is talking about Alma and the sons of Mosiah reuniting after their travels as missionaries. They are rejoicing because they are all still firm in the faith. This scripture was perfect for this time because we are all about to leave again. We are all leaving the CCM and our families that we have made here. But we try not to get down about it because at the end of a couple of years, it will be wonderful to look back and see what progress we have made. I look forward to seeing the people I have meet here in the future, and know that they are still my brothers and sisters in the Lord. Have a great week!