Well, dear friends, we’ve been home for 2 months now and we think about the Washington Yakima Mission every day. What a blessing it has been to know and associate with each of you during our last 3 years! We loved every minute of our time there.
I am going to sign off here now, before this blog subscription renews next month for another year (for hundreds of dollars). That means this blog will become static, or pretty much set in stone. It means I won’t be able to add to it or make changes in any of the posts. I think I’ve poured out everything I have during these last 3 years here in these posts. I’ve loved sharing our Washington Yakima Experience with each of you.
My apologies for any mistakes or imperfections. I was always sad when I couldn’t be everywhere at once to document the life of every single missionary. I’m sorry for important things I missed. I’ve done my best to share the joy and love we’ve felt for these good missionaries and the work they are doing. We love them with all our hearts.
This blog will remain as is from now on and will continue to be available to all of you. It’s my hope that this will become a happy place of memories and history for all of us who served in the Washington Yakima Mission from July 2015 until July 2018.
I knew this day would come at some point, and every time I’ve thought about it, I’ve seen this image of Moroni in my mind, closing his record, and preserving it for future generations. It always tears my heart out. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for him to record his last words.
Now I am doing the same, but my words will continue, in other places. If you’d like to visit or check in on me, I also keep a personal blog (Ann’s Words) and a family history blog (Ann’s Stories). I’ll put the links below.
We are looking forward to our next Mission. Please stay tuned to learn where that will be! I’m sure there will be another blog and more stories to tell and ways to express my love for Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. He is my Savior and Friend. I am so grateful for the opportunities He has given us to share His joy as this gospel goes into all the world. Bless you all!
Ann Lewis August 2018
p.s. This blog will remain “alive” until Oct 6th. After that it freezes in time. Please leave any comments or make any last corrections before then!