Friday, January 18, 2013

Mission Call!

As you know, if you read my normal "Non-Mission" blog, Wednesdays are my favorite day because everyone gets mission calls! This last Wednesday, January 16, I got my own mission call! It was such a cool experience, and I got to share it with some of the most important people in my life. I had a lot of friends and some family come over when I opened it. I was kind of nervous about it, but it turned out so great, I wouldn't have wanted it to be any other way. i know, I'm rambling, and you're waiting to know where I'm called, so here it is:

Dear Sister Francis:
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Indiana Indianapolis Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.
 You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the English language.
Opening the Call (Video)

(I'm not exactly the best at opening envelopes, so... That's embarrassing! But I still love that my mom recorded this!)

How cool is that?! I'm going on a mission! I did really want to go out of the country, but I believe that there is someone in  Indiana that is prepared for me, and that's where I need to be. I guess it never crossed my mind that I would be going in the states, English speaking. I guess I thought if I was going in the states, I'd be speaking Spanish or something, but this is great! I think that I will be able to teach better because I know English! And I don't have to worry about understanding and speaking and reading a new language.

I've done a lot of internet searching of this mission, and one of the coolest things ever is happening there right now. There was a groundbreaking for a temple in Indianapolis just a few months ago. It is expected to be completed and dedicated at the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015. I'm hoping and praying that it will be finished by the end of 2014 and I will be there for that, I would love to be a part of that experience!

The gospel is true! And I am so excited that I get to go share it with others! It's going to be such a cool experience. I can't wait to teach them and watch the gospel of Christ change peoples' lives for the better!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for you! When Darrin was in Florida, speaking Portuguese, he got transferred to an English speaking section of the mission for a period of time. He was sooooo disappointed! But that part of his mission turned out to be the best part of his mission. So it doesn't matter whether you are serving a foreign mission or speaking a different language. The Gospel is true no matter what, and you will have such great testimony-building experiences!