The energy you get being a Missionary Photographer is absolutely the BEST! The spirit these young missionaries carry with them is so amazing and it comes out of every pore. They are so excited to share the Gospel, they can hardly stand it and I love to be around these amazing people!
Mati was no different. She was called to serve in the McAllen Texas mission and would be speaking Spanish. Of course with most missionaries leaving this year she will be staring her MTC experience at home on January 6th. It is a bittersweet way to prepare for a mission. You have a little more time to prepare, however, you miss out on the one-of-a-kind experience of the MTC (and the world's best chocolate milk, as my son says).
Any way you look at it, these wonderful young people are still trained in the Gospel and languages the same way and are ready to leave and serve.
Let me know if you have a Missionary that needs photos. I would love to share their light!