As your mission is drawing to a close, many of us who love you are reflecting on the last 18 months and the personal feelings, experiences and testimony you have shared with all of us. We are better disciples of Christ because of your letters and great faith! We have experienced a desire to serve others in meaningful ways, look for missionary opportunities all around us, see all those around us as our brothers and sisters, and had a desire to strengthen our relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. THANK YOU for being open, honest, real, full of faith, and for working and giving all you have to the people of Long Beach, California! We love you so much!