Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Monday, September 28, 2015

Well, this is it. My final letter home as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has been great getting to serve these people of Australia. I have a mixture of feelings; joy, sadness, pride and excitement. But overall, I have a nice feeling of contentment. I am sad I won't be able to be here to see the progress of those I have worked with and gained friendships with over the past two weeks, but I am happy with what I did while here. I am grateful for the trust and love that our Lord Jesus Christ places in us to go out and teach our brothers and sisters the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The impact of serving a mission has been incredible on my life. I have gained a foundation of a testimony on the doctrines of the church and of Jesus Christ. I understand that a testimony is not a place to reach, but it is a lifelong process of faith and repentance. I feel as though, because of my mission, I will be able to return home and face old challenges/weaknesses with new power and strength. I hope that one day, my three little brothers will be able to follow my footsteps and choose to serve our Lord also.

I love you all heaps!! Have a great week and I'll see you all soon! :)
Elder Macfarlane

 Golfing on P-day (second to last p-day)
 Saying goodbye to the Faleta's
A bit too intense for dunking competitions with Elder Harvey! Ha ha!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on a wonderful mission, Elder Mac. We enjoyed following your blog as we followed our son at the same time in Australia. Sounds like you have had a very blessed mission! Sad to see these two years come to an end, but you have wonderful futures ahead of you. Somewhere we have a couple videos of you that you will have to ask Elder Larsen to share after you get home.
    Alofa Tele Atu!
    Lynn and Abby Larsen (Elder Jarrad Larsen's parents)