Monday, April 29, 2013

Mission Call

On Friday my long awaited mission call for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints finally came in the mail!  I had to wait until 10pm to open it! Lets just say it was the longest day of my life.  All day long I had been preparing myself to be okay with wherever the Lord needed to send me. I was so nervous.  When I opened my call and read that I would be serving in the Philippines Legaspi Mission I was in complete shock! I went on a humanitarian trip there about a year ago and fell in love with it! When people asked me my dream mission I always replied "I know I won't go there, but I would love more than anything to go to the Philippines." I never thought I would get called there! As I read on, I saw that I would be leaving June 5th.  I was expecting to leave in July or August...Nope I leave in a month! It's going to be a crazy one! I will prepare to preach the gospel in Tagalog! I can't wait to learn the language!  I could not be happier and more humbled with my call! I know that I am being sent there for a reason and I can't wait to leave! The Philippines already hold such a special place in my heart and I can't wait to serve the Lord and his people there for 18 months. I can't wait for mangoes, jeepneys, bucket-showers, spider fights, and pouring rain...but mostly I can't wait to return and serve the people of the Philippines in a much more meaningful way.  I can't wait to teach them about the gospel- the thing that has brought my life so much joy and purpose. 

Click below to watch a video of me opening my mission call:

Click below to watch a video I made of my previous trip to the Philippines.  Oh the memories! Can't wait to make more in the Philippines!!!

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute Mary!! The Philippines are lucky to have you!