Thursday, April 24, 2014

The finish line...

Stick to your task ´til it sticks to you;
Beginners are many, but enders are few.
Honour, power, place, and praise
Will come, in time, to the one who stays.

Stick to your task ´til it sticks to you;
Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it too;
For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile
Will come life´s victories, after awhile.

In a 1972 General Conference, the then Elder Thomas S. Monson, 
gave a talk entitled ¨Finishers Wanted¨

I always have remembered this talk.
In the mission there are a lot of different ways to reach the Finish Line
Some arrive home feeling like this cartoon
others have left the mission months earlier in their minds
and almost run to board their planes

We are grateful for those who reach the finish line with 
changed hearts and strong testimonies.

This week we sent home two finishers
Elder Ruiz (from Guatemala) and Sister Blanco (from Peru)

 After interviews with Pres. Prince we enjoyed 
dinner together and then a testimony meeting.
The next morning came early.
Off they went to their waiting families!

We will miss you Sister Blanco and Elder Ruiz!

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