Not many missionaries have the ideal companion, but I am one of the blessed few. This woman who has been constantly at my side for over 40 years has been the greatest blessing of my life. Thanks to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, whose Holy Spirit has sealed our love for eternity, I never have to worry about being transferred and receiving a new companion. This one is for keeps and hallelujah for that! She is indeed a Super Trooper.
Only those who know her well can understand who RaNae Taylor really is. I think she generally doesn’t even realize it herself. She is the consummate servant, caregiver, and friend to everyone. To watch her interact with missionaries and guests in the mission office is a joy. She radiates the love of God. I want to be just like her.
When we were set apart as missionaries just before entering our mission, we were blessed that we would grow closer on our mission than ever before. I told President Sommerfeldt that I could not imagine that happening. And yet it already has.
Just last weekend RaNae rode in another truck while Sister Chabra rode in my truck with others to give directions. When we came to a light, RaNae turned and waved from the back window of the truck in front of us. I realized I missed her. It had been less than 2o minutes. I know, sounds both crazy and sappy. But it’s true.
Here’s to eternal marriage and forever, giddy love!