The spirit was so strong at transfer meeting this week. I came with a couple questions and really tried to pay attention to the spirit. We had 24 missionaries go home this week and every transfer meeting they give their departing testimonies. Usually we only have maybe 10 that leave a transfer. There is just something about a room filled with 150 missionaries and then having missionaries give their last testimony on the mission. But this transfer meeting was so spiritual it hit me like a ton of bricks. Each one had a change of heart. You could see that they had applied the atonement and they were truly converted. Our AP, Elder McCleary was one of the last to bare his testimony and the power that he had as he spoke, you knew he was a servant of the Lord and that he loved this gospel. Some things he said were.. Missions are hard, they are so hard. His back hurt, his stomach hurt(he was really sick) "but i don't care!" There is nothing more that he loves than the scriptures. He felt the atonement change him. He liked the person he was before the mission, he didn't want to change. but he said "i was so stupid" He was grateful for the change in him. He challenged us to keep going and become more like our savior. Let the mission change you! As I sat there I felt the spirit testify to me that all the things he said were true. We know from the scriptures that the Holy Ghost's job is to testify of truth. And as I sat in that room I felt the promptings of the spirit telling me that this gospel really is true. I realised how much I love the scriptures! I was able to recognise how much clarity they brought into my life. They are a tool that have brought me so close to my Savior and I am so grateful for them. I want the mission to change me. I don't want to come back the same. I had a member of the ward come up to me yesterday and tell me she found me on facebook and jokingly called me Tynica. And in that moment I truly knew that I wasn't that girl anymore. That I am Sister Kruyer and man! it is going to be hard for me to be called that name, because I feel that this calling has brought me so close to my Savior. I love him and I love this work. It is the best decision I have ever made to come out on a mission. Yes the mission is hard, but it is so worth it!
Love, Sister Kruyer