Monday, September 15, 2014

Final Letter Home

I don't know what to say. Really I'm speechless. Two years have passed so fast that I still can't believe I'm coming home this week.

So I'll explain what's going to be happening for the next 3 days. Tomorrow we have the change meeting. That's when all the missionaries get together that have changes and we find out all the changes. There I have to share my last testimony in front of everybody which should be fun. After that I have the rest of tomorrow and all of Wednesday to visit the areas that I have had here in the capital. These night we are going to sleeping in the "white house" or basically the mission home. But yeah as of tomorrow I'm not in this area anymore because my companion is going to receive a new companion. Then Thursday really early we go to the airport but I don't see you guys until really late on Thursday night. Not sure when I'm going to see President Rau but maybe you should figure that out Dad. The earlier the better...........

I'm worried about one thing. When I get home I'm not sure if you guys are going to recognize me because really I have changed completely during my time here. I can't decided if I'm really happy to go or if I'm really sad. My testimony has grown so much and I have set myself the goal of never missing a day of reading the Book of Mormon. I've had that goal since January. 

This mission has really been the hardest two years of my life. Without a doubt I have never had so my difficulties in such a short time but I know that it was all worth it. I am so thankful for this opportunity and I would never change it for anything. I love this Gospel and I know it is really the Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that in these last days God has restored his church through a chosen prophet exactly as he has always done. I know that if we are faithful as a family we will live in the presence of God our Father. I really have come to love the people in this country and for that reason it will be so hard for me to leave. I will always be keeping in contact and we definitely have to come back.

I can't wait to see you guys! Only about 3 days left and I'll be sleeping in my bed :) I'm not sure what I'm going to do that first day home but sleeping is definitely on the list. I'll try to call you guys from the airport and in my 6 hour layover I think I might call a friend and hang out with him for a bit but we'll see. I seriously can't wait....Now that I really don't have a work day I think I might consider myself Baggy (Trunkey Dad). So yeah See you guys soon and thanks for always writing me. LOVE YOU!!!

Elder Layton
Guatemala City South Mission
September 2012- September 2014


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