Photography sessions are frequently used to commemorate important events in life. This young lady recently flew down to Mexico to prepare for 18 months of service to the Spanish speakers in Ventura, California. This period of service frequently comes for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints after years of preparation, and in many ways, sets the course for the individual’s future life.
I served the people of Uruguay for 18 months. Although I hope in some measure that I helped their lives, the connections I formed and lessons I learned during that time have done far more for me and redefined my life in a way that I never could have anticipated. It changed - no, enhanced - me down to my core, and taught me that true service comes, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, from “a soul generated by love.”