We received our phone call from Shaleah today. She was in the Dallas Airport, she had a six hour layover before her flight left for Costa Rica. We had a wonderful conversation, she is so looking forward to getting to getting there. She expressed gratitude for all the letters and love she had received from family and friends for the time she was in the MTC.
She had a great experience giving a way her first Book of Mormon. It was to a Pilot who was waiting for his flight. She had prayed for guidance, to find someone to give it to and her prayers were answered.... They had a conversation, then he took the book and said he would read it. She was thrilled. I asked her to write it down so I could post it in her own words. I only wish I could share the emotions from her, that I felt as she shared this story. Shaleah sincerely wants to help people come to the Savior. To share with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to help them to know they have a Heavenly Father that loves them.
Now that she has left the MTC ( of which she loved) the real life of a Missionary, is about to begin. I know she will love Costa Rica as well and the people there.
Our love and prayer go with her.