NEWS (INVESTIGATOR'S NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO MAINTAIN ANONYMITY)
June 22, 2013 - The moment has arrived!
Tomorrow is Sunday (The BIG Devotional). And then, that's it.. I'm out of here. Headed to France. To preach the gospel. To real people. This is all too exciting for me to handle. I haven't truly grasped the magnitude of all this, but I've learned that if I just take each day, one thing at a time, life runs MUCH smoother. :)
I don't have a ton of time, but I hope you all know that I love you so so so much! I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to get to write these e-mails to. Thank you so much for your support, your prayers, and your encouragement. You are my rocks. I will forever be grateful to each and every one of you for the lessons you've taught me in my life. I sure hope I can make you proud, and that I can be a valiant servant in the Lord's hands.
I know for a fact that this gospel is the way to true happiness in this life, and in the life to come. I know for a fact that in order to be deserving of the title, "God's Noble and Great Ones" all we need to do is share with our brothers and sisters these simple things: You have a Father in Heaven who loves you. There is a plan. There is a Savior. Follow Him. Love your Family. And I'll see you there. :)
It really is as simple and as beautiful as that. I know for a fact that our Savior Jesus Christ lives. He is an actual being with a Body of Flesh and bone that has been Glorified and Exalted. He is our friend, our support, our rock, our comfort, our Savior, our Brother. He is Jesus the Christ. I am so humbled to bear his name on my chest. Each morning I put my tag on, I am reminded of why I'm out here. Him. He taught us the way, and the way is Him. I love looking at my name tag and reading "Elder Lago" and thinking it was the same name tag that my Father wore. It is such an honor to follow in his footsteps. Carry his name. And share the same message as he did. And like my father, I get to wear our Brother's name. Walk as He walked. Talk as He talked. Teach as He taught. and Love as He loved. I'm am so humbled by this. And I pray that I can carry those two names worthily.
I love you all. Thanks again for everything. And I'll see you all in France! Je Vous Aime! :) Elder Lago