Tuesday, November 3, 2009
More like hurry up and HURRY UP!
I receive my mission call 9 DAYS after my papers were turned in!! I was prepared to wait the average 3 or more weeks it ususally takes to receive a mission call and so I went on a camping trip with some friends. No cell phone reception. My Janni best friend was the first to receive the frantic message from my mother about a mysteriously large letter that had arrived for me (she being the only one with roaming, and could therefore check her voicemail in the canyon on our way down to town). There was much in the way of suprise and excitement the car ride home (and about 500 more frantic voicemail messages on just about everyone's phone when we found cell phone reception).
I opened my letter when we got to my house (still with a fine misting of red Moab dirt and Eau du Campfire) (don't worry, I waited for my mother to get home too)...
"You have been hearby called to serve... in the Florida Jacksonville Mission!"
WOW!!! I am so excited! I know that this is where the Lord wants me to be and that this is what I am supposed to be doing at this time in my life. I leave for the Provo MTC December 16th--so fast!! There is much to do and I am so excited! I am so blessed and so grateful for all of the help that I have been receiving. I am comforted and buoyed up more and more everyday and my excitement and testimony grows stronger as I strive to prepare to lose myself completely in serving my brothers and sisters wherever I am and being a tool in the hands of the Lord.
I love this Gospel! I love the hope and joy I have from my knowledge of Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness for ALL of His children. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I am forever grateful for His Atonement that makes it possible for me to repent of all sin and progress. I love my family! I love my friends! Thank you so much for you love and friendship! I love you all!
Posted by BandNeeek at 11:39 AM