Over the break (when we went to Idaho for Braden's farewell) I had the chance to talk to my Aunt Tiffany about her mission experience, why she went, how she got her answer and her different experiences while she was gone.
It was amazing. I had been thinking about a mission roughly, but knew that my birthday was far away so i didn't have to start worrying about it for a while. Well after hearing how Tiff got her answer and hearing her experiences. I decided to read my patriarchal blessing to see if it could give me some direction. Well what i read led me to pray and ponder about what I should do. The following Sunday I was sitting in Relief Society and we were talking about the Book of Mormon and our testimony's and sharing it with others. I got my answer. I have a responsibility to share my testimony with others and to share the wonderful gospel that I have in my life. I have been blessed with so much and I can't wait to share it.
I had gotten my answer and had accepted it but I figured that it wouldn't be until summer until I started my papers but I spoke to my bishop and he told me to make an appointment with him for the next week to get things started.
I was crazy nervous!
I met with him and he said that I can turn in my papers April 20th, but that we should start them now because I am away at school and will be doing my papers with him. He talked to my home bishop and we got everything squared away. I have started my papers!!
Also another important/exciting thing: We have been waiting for me to take my endownments out for us to do Lindsay's temple work. Well I will be able to go through the temple as soon as I have my mission call. I thought it would be cool to get her temple work done on her birthday which is the 18th of April. We have permission from my bishop and most likely my stake president for me to take my endownments on the 18th of April! I'm so excited. It will be a really special day!
I'm so excited for this and for what lies ahead.
Life is beautiful!