These people. This life. When the internship ended last summer, and I had to go back to school, I was bummed. I couldn't help but feel this constant longing to be back here, living this life of joy I had gotten to be a part of. Today, we had our last summer formation with all the missionaries. We prayed, we laughed, we shared life. As this summer is coming to an end, I don't feel that same fear and sorrow I experienced last summer upon leaving. Instead I'm leaving with hope, conviction, growth, and lots of memories. Getting to intern again was a huge gift. It was hard, it was different, it was joyful. This summer may have been different, but this life was still so good. This summer showed me how real, how messy, how joyful, and how authentic this life is. This life wasn't just meant to be lived here, as I await my next visit, but it was meant to be lived everywhere. This life is good, this life is full of joy, and I can't wait to keep living it as I go back home.

adminThese people. This life. When the internship ended last summer, and I had to go back to school, I was bummed. I couldn't help but feel this constant longing to be back here, living this life of joy I had gotten to be a part of. Today, we had our last summer formation with all the missionaries. We prayed, we laughed, we shared life. As this summer is coming to an end, I don't feel that same fear and sorrow I experienced last summer upon leaving. Instead I'm leaving with hope, conviction, growth, and lots of memories. Getting to intern again was a huge gift. It was hard, it was different, it was joyful. This summer may have been different, but this life was still so good. This summer showed me how real, how messy, how joyful, and how authentic this life is. This life wasn't just meant to be lived here, as I await my next visit, but it was meant to be lived everywhere. This life is good, this life is full of joy, and I can't wait to keep living it as I go back home.

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