Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Called to Serve

I got my call on January 19th to the Peru Piura mission! Peru seriously never even crossed my mind.  I leave June 5th to the Peru MTC.  I'm so ready to serve!  I actually never though about a mission.  I just always thought I'd wait for my missionary and live happily ever after.  Good plan, right?   Heavenly Father thought otherwise.  When the announcement was made I knew immediately I wanted to go.  My family thought I was CRAZY.  This is how the conversation went with my mom.  Me: "So mom, they changed the age for girls to go on missions.  They can go at 19 now!" Mom: "And??..." And then I hit her with the bombshell that I wanted to serve.  Looking back now I realize I should've planned this better.. Sorry mom. ;)  My family all got over the shock when they all realized they'd get my things when I left.  My mom's got dibs on my clothes, my brother gets my laptop (or so he thinks), my sister's stealing my room, and my dad.. Well, he's out of luck.  So my papers were all filled out and that's when I started to panic.  What the freak was I thinking?!  Why was I going on a mission?!  I had a major period of doubt.  I finally figured it out though.  I got my answer and the papers went in, and now here I am..  Making a blog about my mission.  It's honestly so crazy to me how I thought I had my life all planned out, and then in a matter of minutes my world was turned upside down.  I'm so grateful to be able to go serve the people of Peru.  I already love them so much.  "And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!"

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your families sealing! That is awesome! Keep up with the blog! Don't miss a week and have your mom post every letter you write home. You will see why when its all over and you realize how many Peru mission parents can read it. Good luck!