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God be with You till we Meet Again by DragonwolfRooke God be with You till we Meet Again by DragonwolfRooke
I wanted a good last painting, to sit here on my deviantart profile until I return.

I'm very grateful to all of you, for supporting me and my silly little stories, and enjoying them so much. I've had a wonderful few years here on DA. It's been a grand journey.

And now, a new journey is about to begin. :)

I leave tomorrow morning, bright and early, for one of the biggest adventures of my life yet. I'm excited and nervous, but mostly, I feel very peaceful. I know that this is the next season of my life, and I know that this is what God wants for me, and that makes me happy. I'll miss you all, but I'll also be learning so much, and meeting many wonderful people, and being a tool in the hands of the Lord, so that through me He can bless His children. It's a very humbling calling.

If any of you want to know what I'll be doing and teaching on my mission, you can go here - mormon.org. You can also check back on DA, as my Mom will be updating it with blog posts of how I'm doing, and my many adventures on my mission.

And as I go, I'd like to bear my testimony to you guys. I'm not looking for a debate, I'd just like to tell you what it is I believe - why the heck I'm putting my life on hold for a year and a half. XD

Everyone, there is hope in the world. There is hope, and joy, and clarity. I know that God is real - and not just that He is there, that He lives, but He loves us! We are His children, and His loves us so much, he provided a way for us to live our lives to our fullest possible happiness. A way that teaches us to love each other and serve one another. A way that teaches hope, that there is more to this life than just existing - there is life, and it is beautiful and incredible.

I know that there are dark things in this beautiful world, of course. But I also know that there is so much light, and that there is hope. The dark things exist because we need to learn. We need to learn of grief, so that joy is so much sweeter. We learn. We grow. And through that, we draw closer to Him. And even in the darkest, times, there is always hope. I know that He is with us, all of us, even you, no matter what you are going through - and I know that things will get better. That's the beauty of it. God loves us, and things will get better.

I love this truth so much. I love this gospel, and I love the Lord. When all the world is going crazy, when I feel so helpless sometimes, I never feel completely lost. Because I have this truth, and it shines like a beacon through it all. God lives. He loves us. And there is a plan.

Everything I have, I have because of God, and because of his son, Jesus Christ. My talents, my stories, my hope and my joy. And because I have so much joy, I just want to share it with everyone. I want to shout it on the rooftops to all who will listen, because it is so wonderful! I have this, and I want everyone to share in that joy, that hope, that peace!

This is the closest I think I'll get to any rooftops, though. I'm scared of heights. XD

Everyone, that is what I believe. That is what I know. And I'm going for a year and a half, to share this with everyone who will listen. And there are thousands of other missionaries who are heading out, all over the world, to do the same exact thing. We are sharing a message of joy.

I will miss all of you, and I hope many of you keep in contact with me through letters while I am on my mission. God bless, everyone. And God be with you till we meet again. :)

-Rooke
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IllusionsMaster64 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Amen sister. Hope u have fun!
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newv Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Best of luck on your journeys to spread the word of the Lord. Though we do not commune in the same Church, we are still believes of the Lord all the same. Of my own experiences, I will only say that I have the priceless treasure of knowing that God is real and loves us, and makes the world a better place for all of us. Stay safe, my the Lord be with you, and my your gifts for telling wonderful stories be put to good use.
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MichaelWolfHeart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good-bye and God bless, friend.
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miniapplejack Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Peace be with you
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TheAshiro Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Go with God my dear friend, spread the word around the globe and come back safely. I wish you the best of luck in your mission :D
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stolensoul12 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
safe travels and god bless you!
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SkyDragonXD Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
good travel! be safe!
god bless you
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kitsunewolfsama Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
God bless, I do hope you will enjoy this trip!
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Yeah...
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Silverstonepokegirl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May God be with you through your long and heartfelt journey. 
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Jmann92 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
May the powers of the Internet and your fans watch over you in spirit, Rooke. See you in 18 months.
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ShadeEcho Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never gonna delete from my watch! I'll miss you so much!
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DarkBlackArcanine Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm keeping this deviation on till you return...so please come back someday. :'(
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PitchBlackEspresso Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
may god be with you :')
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Blitz-o-Byte Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Good luck rooke :'D we'll miss you ! And we will wait here until you return :'3
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omnimon206 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
;_; Oh the feels...

Good luck Rooke, we'll miss you and be waiting happily for your safe return. I hope this trip is everything you hope it to be ^_^
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teminus1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May God protect you on your mission!! We will always be supporting you every step of the way and make sure to make the most of your adventure! 
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vera-san Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Best of luck on your mission <3 God bless!
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xXGapelexStarXx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Goodluck on your mission sissy, god be with you, and i'll pray for you to stay safe too, goodluck on your mission :)!
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guy555008 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't know how to tell you goodbye without sounding cliche, so I guess this'll have to do. When I first found you through your nuzlocke....I thought it was just a silly run that I would skim through and forget about... I couldn't have been more wrong. I guess what I'm trying to say is, thank you, for not only being a great storyteller and artist, but an even greater friend. I hope that you not only tell the people of New Mexico( I think) about God but tell them about even more stories and maybe even teach them how to make their own stories. So until you come back, stay creative.
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luigifan11 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
have fun on your journey! You know what they say, "It's the journey, not the destination" or something like that. :/ i'm no good at philosophy.
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snowwolf12132 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you have fun on your trip and I do hope you stay safe, I felt a little awkward reading this since im an atheist but I still hope your ok. May hope and life keep you alive.
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FrostyDuhSnowKitty Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
take care Rooke!! ill miss you so much and all you awesomeness :) Good luck o your mission and have a great time!!
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novemcauda-pfenix Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God bless you, too :) (It feels a good kind of odd saying that, since my family's agnostic). Have fun in Mexico/California :D
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blue-horizons23 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
God bless you and keep you safe on your journey!  
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Four-EyedSoulReaper Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was beautiful... Take care, Rooke.
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Rainpath5466 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You made me tear up a bit. Good bye! I can't wait to hear updates from your mom!
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MsPuppies1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rooke,

i have to say, you are probably one of the best people I've ever discovered. You are so kind and loving, and I wish you well on your mission.  God bless you! :heart: 
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sammy0295 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't consider myself religious, and if I was, it wouldn't be an Abrahamic religion, but I greatly appreciate your devotion, and your willingness to go on your mission. I just wanted to say good luck, and I hope you enjoy it. :)
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TubaChan27 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have fun Rooke! I don't agree with your views but I think it's great that you're going to be helping people c: We'll miss you!
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Wolfclaw122 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have always been such an inspiration to me as an artist Rooke, but now, after reading this, you have just become my inspiration, period. You have so much courage to go on this mission and I wish you the best of luck in spreading the word of God.  I hope you have an amazing time, learn a lot, and gain a lot of experience. 

Best of luck to you, Rooke! :)
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you so much, Wolfclaw. :)
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Wolfclaw122 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome! :D
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PrettyButUnpretty Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Be careful Rooke! And enjoy yourself!
We'll miss you! :D
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! I'll miss you all too. :)
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PrettyButUnpretty Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No problem :D
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PF-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That description could make an atheist believe in God ^-^ good luck, be safe, and return some day ^-^
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Heh, thanks PF! :D
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BlitzEngles Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow, good luck! I'm sure you'll do great and I hope you have a lot of fun and gain tons of experience! <3
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your Rooke gained experience! Rooke leveled up! Rooke evolved into Sister Sellers! XD Ha ha, thanks Wyeth. :)
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JasperLizard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Goodbye and good luck! Your art and stories never fail to brighten my day and I'll miss them, but I hope you have a good time while you're gone and I look forward to your return!
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks, Lizard! I look forward to reading lots more of Two-Faced when I get back, and whatever other comics you'll have done by then as well!
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JasperLizard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Aw thank you! 
I'm really looking forward to seeing more comics from you (I believed you've mentioned some original comics a few times, I'm really excited about those!), I bet being on your mission will give you a lot of material and ideas!
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RodentRifle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Have fun! We'll look after your art while you're gone. ;)
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ha, okay. XD
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Dillyvids Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Once more, good luck, Sarah. I dearly hope your mission will be a successful, life-changing trip. In fact, I hope it will turn out to be the best one-and-a-half years of your life.

Goodbye Sarah, go teach people of the gospel, and share the Lord's wisdom with those who are unaware of it.

I shall be waiting for you when you return.

--Joseph L. (Dillyvids)

P.S. That was a beautiful testimony, I nearly cried...
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you, Dillyvids. :) 
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Dillyvids Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
You are very welcome. I wish you the best of luck...

Hug for good luck! :hug:
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Kweo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Ah, Rooke! I hope you have a great time. We will all miss you so much. Please stay safe!
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! I will. :)
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