Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mission Update: 2

MY PAPERS ARE IN!!!! Well sorda. haha psych! I submitted my papers to my bishop. He then looks over them with me during an interview (which will happen Tuesday night). I then have to have an interview with my stake president (I dunno when yet). The Stake President then sends my papers to Salt Lake where the Quorum of the Twelve decide, through inspiration from the Lord, where I am to serve for 18 months! AH! Can you tell I'm excited? haha!
I went to my first temple prep class tonigh that my home ward is doing. It was really good! I missed the first lesson on baptism, but we talked about being worthy and clean to enter into the Lords House. I loved it! I can't wait to learn more!
Alot of people have asked where they think I'll be goin. So here's what I'm thinkin. I wanna stay stateside (preferably from the mid to the east). Or I was thinkin goin out of the country but still speaking English. That'd be SWEET! Places like New Zealand, Australia, England etc. I guess I wouldn't mind if I ended up speaking Spanish. Anything other than that makes me nervous haha! Of course I'll go wherever the Lord sends me and I'll love it. But it's just fun to guess and talk about it. So yeah! If you wanna go ahead and give your guesses you may. I'm not making a competition out of it but if you enjoy guessing stuff like this then you have all the freedom to.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mission update

Hello everybody! So if you haven't found out by now then I'm telling you now. I'm going to serve an LDS mission for the Lord. I posted a status on facebook what I feel to be a good "platform" for why I would like to serve a mission. I simply said "Every single person on this earth fought Satan in the pre-earth life and chose to come down to earth and fulfill God's plan. It is up to us, through missionary work, to remind those who have forgotten." Reading that just gets me so excited and pumped! It's also an added bonus of living on my own and gaining that experience. I get to submit (yes submit, it's all electronic now) my papers in on March 1st and I can't wait! No I haven't told Elder Clay Hutchings yet. I was going to make it a surprise to him by recording a video of me opening my call and sending it to him. Now I'm not sure. I'm thinkin I need to tell him before that. But I'm still thinkin about what I should do.
Anyways. So of course I had to have a doctors and dentist appointment and both were not fun. I don't like the dentist and I had an interesting doctors visit this time around. So far I've been stabbed 3 times by a needle and I get to be stabbed again before I leave. Not fun.
I'm taking a mission prep class right now at the Institute and am starting to look into a temple prep class. My mission prep class is going great! I'm learning great things of how to teach this wonderful gospel! My teacher has challenged our class a couple times to adopt a scripture study time and that's been a little difficult for me to get into. I really want to take the challenge but reading isn't my strong suit. Plus studying (and pondering and reverting and seeking) isn't the easiest thing. But I know serving and preparing for a mission is hard but I hear it's worth it :)