So many people came to Alyssa's final talk in sacrament meeting before leaving on her mission. She was extremely nervous for her talk but did a wonderful job. She talked about one of the greatest tools of missionary work and that is to be a living example of Christ everyday. She shared personal experiences about specific people and their examples that influenced her in her life. If only she had more time, she could have listed so many more. She ended with a powerful testimony of Christ and her desire to serve him and that is why she is willing to leave everything behind for 18 months.
We had an open house afterwards and we received so much support with people bringing food and just coming by to wish her luck. I was too concerned about everything that I didn't take many pictures.. This is just a miniscule representation of the people that came.
I was overwhelmed by Alyssa's sphere of influence. She has touched numerous lives and I can't express enough gratitude for all those that influenced hers and helped her get to where she is today. Thank you to everyone.