Sunday, July 14, 2013

Last Email and Pictures from Airport Home

Well if feels weird that this is finally coming to an end. Current feelings; I don't really know what to feel like, it doesn't really feel real. It's kind of hard to literally do the same thing every day for 2 years and then try to tell yourself this week I will stop. I'm not quite sure if it really is possible to make yourself realize something like that. It's also kind of weird working on learning a language for 2 years, and almost having to throw it away after this next week, haha. Not too many needs for Khmer speakers in America. Maybe ï'll get a job at the MTC and be able to continue to use it a little.

How this week went. Well i kind of just went around saying goodbye to people. I couldn't even believe how many people cried knowing that i was leaving. It was so humbling. I was telling every one to make sure to go to church to see me speak for the last time, and rather than the normal of 90's we had 128 at church, haha. That was cool. President Moon was also there. He went up to Battambang to train and interview the 7 families that left for the temple Sunday afternoon at 5. He came up after me and said i did a really good job and he glad he able to be there for that, and hear me speak. So i felt like that was really nice of him to do that.

Honestly this week went by so fast I don't even know what to say. It was literally a blur. All i can say is i felt so loved here by the members, and i'm definately going to have to find a cheap, efficient way to call them here, or they are going to be sooo angry. 1 member said they would go inactive if i didn't call. Funny, yet scary at the same time . 

For my final talk, i talked about the second coming. Because i told them it's never certain the elders will come back again, or if i will, but it is certain that Jesus left, but he will come again. It was so hard to not cry, i kind of did. I just want to bear my testimony like i did there. I know that Jesus will come again. He lives. He will come to this Earth again, to reign with power and glory. He will destroy the wicked, He will Sanctify His kingdom. He will judge us in the end, and it will come down to whether or not we followed the great 2 commandments. Did we love God, and did we love our brethren? In the end, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is the Christ. I know this church is true and is the Lord's kingdom on the earth. 

I love you all so much and can't wait to see you and talk to you all. see you soon!

until we meet, Elder Rucker

1 comment:

  1. I've loved sharing your mission with you this way Ryan! You've been such a great missionary and done a lot of good in the world. I'm proud of you and look forward to seeing you when you come back to Provo. Your parents looks so happy. Last and final missionary son home safely and their DONE! (at least for now)