Baptism in Vallegrande

Monday, November 9, 2015

Fwd: Homeward Bound

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From: "Joshua Evenson" <>
Date: Nov 9, 2015 2:10 PM
Subject: Homeward Bound
To: "Lance Evenson" <>, "Lyndie Mittelsteadt" <>, "Karen Wright" <>, "Stephanie Wright Curtis" <>, "Wade Evenson" <>, "McKade Evenson" <>, "lisa hjorth" <>, "Curtis, Cary - FSA, Burley, ID" <>, "Walker Hunt" <>, "Jenna Ahern" <>, "jorjahjorth" <>, "Kylee Hale" <>, "Natalea McCombs" <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, "Julina Curtis" <>, <>, "Cindi Garrick" <>, <>, "Katie Panter" <>, <>, <>, "Doug Wright" <>, <>, "C.J. White" <>, <>, <>, <>, "Lula Knudson" <>, <>, "Betty Evenson" <>, "lyndie mittelsteadt" <>, "Kimberly Lynn Willard" <>

Dear Family and Friends,

Just last week I was in Bolivia, and now, Idaho. This has been a week full of emotion, full of happiness, full of sadness, full of anxiety, and full of joy. 

These last two years have been the very best of my entire life. They have taught me so very many things: How to have faith, how to have confidence in myself, how to lead, how to teach, and many more. I have come to know that Jesus Christ really is my Savior. He lives, and loves us. I know that we can be forgiven of our sins, and that by following Him we can be happy. I know that our families can be together forever. I know that God exists, He answers our prayers; the ones we say to Him and even the ones just in our hearts. 

I love Bolivia. I will miss the people there that I have served and loved for so long. I will always remember Bolivia with great love in my heart. 

I am so grateful to President and Sister Willard for being my mission parents these two years, I have learned ever so much from their lives and from their example. They taught me how to be true disciples of Christ, good parents, and good spouses. I love them lots. 

Most of all I'm grateful to my Heavenly Father for this experience. In these two years He has taught me, loved me. and molded me closer into the person He wants me to be. 

And thanks to all of you for your love and support as well. :) They were the greatest two years, and I will remember them forevermore. I love you all greatly and if I haven't seen you yet, I'll see you soon!

Josh Evenson