Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'll go where you want me to go

Dear Sister Madsen,

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint. You are assigned to labor in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission

You should report to the MTC on Wednesday, July 13th 2011. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the English language.

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I'm going to Minneapolis!!! I'm gonna freeze my hiney off! haha. I'm so so so so excited to serve the Lord in Minnesota! There's people there waiting for ME to teach them! I can't wait to get out there and share my testimony with my brothers and sisters!

It was like a kid at Christmas time, twice! the first time was when I got my call and the second time was waiting to see where I'm going. I came home from work and had to wait like 20 min for Mike to get there. I swear it was the longest 20 min OF MY LIFE!!! We had my brother (Steven), sister (Andrea), and two of my good friends (Josh and Megan) on the phones. When it came time to actually break the seal and read my call, my nerves were all over the place! I was shaking so bad! I got a little choked up and slightly teary eyed when I read where I was goin. Oh my goodness I'm just so dang darn excited now!!! I'm still kind of like "what the crap, what am I doing! this is crazy!" but it's a good crazy and I'm so happy that I'm doing it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ladies & Gents, Start your guessing

MY PAPERS ARE OFFICIALLY SENT IN!!!! I had my Stake President interview last Sunday! Overall it was a good interview but he sure did kick me in the butt about a few things. He told me to do my visiting teaching and study the scriptures for an hour everyday. He told me to bare my testimony every chance I get (even in my prayers). He also encouraged me to teach Family Night lessons. I'm not sure how well that'll go. Compared to the way my parents teach I don't think I'll do a very good job. He reminded me how important it is to get along with everybody and to get outside my comfort zone. So yeah! Dads having a hard time with it all (isn't my dad the cutest!). Moms excited and can't stop buying missionary clothes haha! I'm real excited to serve the lord for 18 months! I can't wait to get out there and share my testimony with those who've forgotten theirs. I love this gospel so much! I know Heavenly Father loved his children so much that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to be a perfect example and to die for us so that we may be able to repent and be forgiven. I know Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ in a vision. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon and re-organized the church through the power of Christ. I know without a doubt that the Book of Mormon is true and that this church is the only true church on the earth today. I love my family and my friends and for all the love and support they give me. I know that if we are obedient to the laws and commandments of the church we will live with our Father in Heaven again. I know that our Father lives and I'm so grateful for this knowledge. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Friday, March 4, 2011


Luckily this was the only damage and that everybody was okay. Lemme explain.

I was at choir practice this morning and on my way home I was hit. I was in a regular lane with a guy in front of me and we were approaching an intersection. Well I needed to turn left so I got into the left turn lane. I was coming up to the intersection so I slowed down. As I was slowing down, the guy who was in front of me in the straight lane decided to hurry and swerve into the left turn lane right in front of me. As a result of that and not looking back into his blind spot, he hit me. It was pretty scary and it took me a couple hours to stop shaking. But I'm fine now and hopefully the insurance will cover the whole cost to get my car fixed.