Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Going on a Mission??

So you guys know the story, on October 6th the whole world changed. The missionary age was changed
from 21 to 19 for girls and from 19 to 18 for boys. And at first I was like this is GREAT!!! And then I was like AHHHHH! And there were lots of tears...SO many tears and SO much confusion. I never felt more confused in my life. I think deep down I knew I was supposed to serve but I was fighting it fighting it hard. I wanted to go to school. I wanted to get into my program for my major. I wanted to do a study abroad in the summer. I wanted to do everything a regular 20 year old girl does except for serve a mission. I fought the feelings for 5 days and finally met with my bishop. I left that meeting with the biggest change of heart. I've never experienced a more personal answer to prayer in my entire life. The blessing my bishop gave me was the most spiritual thing I've ever experienced. All that confusion quickly changed to peace. Peace in knowing my Father in Heaven has a plan for me. Peace in knowing that with out a doubt I was supposed to serve a mission. 
Moral of the story: Don't go against what the spirit is telling you. Have faith.

After a wonderful 9 day trip to Hawaii, I anxiously got home and quickly started my papers. I finished them in 3 days. 3 DAYS. That never happens, seriously everything fell into place. Like the fact that my dentist was completely booked for an entire month and I said a prayer to get in ASAP and  guess what?? They called me back 15 minutes later to tell me someone cancelled for the next day. (Prayers work people) I got my papers turned in and a short week and a half later my call came!

November 14th 2012:
It was a pretty typical Wednesday morning. I was getting ready for work when my phone rang 7:00am on the dot. Guess what?? it was the Post Office telling me it was here!! How in the world am I supposed to go and sit at work for 8 hours now? Loooongest day of my life. I came home to see my pretty white envelope.

After waiting for my family and a few close friends to show up they all guessed where I was going, we had lots of guesses to New York, Boston, London, Belgium etc etc and I was determined I was going to Nebraska (????). After getting my dad on facetime time, my bff in Idaho on skype and my bff in Hawaii on facetime I opened my call......To find out I was serving in the CALGARY, CANADA MISSION. And I was leaving on February 27th!! I wish people could feel how happy and exited I was. I know people say this all the time. But my call is perfect, I could not have picked a better place for me to serve. And now in my head I think why was there no guesses to Canada. Literally every country was guessed except for Canada. Come on people. Good thing Heavenly Father knows where I'm supposed to go.
November 14th------>February 27th. 105 days. Now comes the waiting for the most impatient girl on this planet.

Moral of the story: God knows me individually and knows where I'm supposed to go.


  1. Girl! This is looking so good! Love love love this blog and you!

  2. Thank you Audrey! Its all because you helped me! Haha I would be so lost without you!