Kelsie returns home from her mission on July 21st.
She will be speaking in church on Sunday July 24th. She would love to have "y'all" join us at church to hear from her and then come visit and have lunch with her at 12:00 that afternoon.
Lunch will be at the Whipple's house. Hope to see y'all there!
Dear Family and Friends,
Well! this is it!!! I really CAN'T believe it! I am excited and nervous! I have truly been super grateful for the opportunity to serve the lord. It was a small sacrifice in my life, but it has made all the difference!
It has been a pleasure to serve in the Tallahassee Florida Mission ! I can't thank everyone enough for all the love and support that they gave me! Y'alls love and prayers carried me through and really helped me though it all! I know I was suppose to serve here. I am so grateful! I will never forget the impact it made on my life! I have stretched and grown. I always thought I was kind of a humble person before my mission. I think Heavenly Father really just want to beat the pride out of me until I was sufficiently humbled! I am thankful for the opportunity that I had to work and create patterns in my life to help me truly become like my savior. I know that the Book of Mormon is simply the word of god! My life has changed as I have let the words sink so deeply into my mind and heart that I CANNOT doubt it! I love the gospel. I know that Joseph Smith was indeed called as a prophet of god! I know that my savior lives! The gospel is so real and truly transforms us! I LOVE it! I know the power it has had in my life and I have felt the power of it in others lives! I am so grateful for the atonement in my life! I truly know that the atonement does make up for all my inadequacies but only AFTER I have done all I can do!
I could carry on for pages, but I know the gospel is basic and a few simple words clearly stated will go a lot further. I have a simple testimony, but I know it is the foundation upon which I will build the rest of my life!