|At Anderson Marsh; I love that place!|
I was delighted to open my letter from the first presidency, finding that I had been called to the Italy Rome Mission. It's funny because my parents, my brother, and I all seemed to know where I was going before I got my call. I even had a few strange dreams while still at BYU that, when I woke up, made two words came to mind: Rome, Italy. The Lord has an interesting way of telling us things.
|On the Bridge at Anderson Marsh|
"It is so crazy how so many people I know are going on missions! I got a letter this past week from one of my friends from BYU, Corey Cherrington, and she is going to serve in the Rome Italy Mission! The same country where Brother Peel served! So that will be really cool. And I´m sure many others will be heading out soon too. It is all so exciting!"
It really is exciting to see so many missionaries going out to do this awesome work. I am proud to be a part of this huge movement, and cannot fully express my gratitude for all the support I have in my decision to be a missionary. I'm especially surprised and delighted by my Grandpa Ben's enthusiasm about my mission. He is not a member of our church, but he has expressed on many different occasions how proud he is of me for devoting my service and time to my religion. He even asked me to read my mission call to him after I had opened it at the church. While reading, I could tell that both he and I felt the Spirit. I made no comment about it at the time, however, because I lacked a means for explaining the feeling of the Spirit without seeming crazy to him. And Grandpa, if you read this, know that I love you, and I have hopes of finding better words to explain my faith to you in the future.
|Me and Dad after my Mini-Y Conference talk|
|Haha, gotta love Laura. :)|
|Pic from the Mini Youth Conference|
|Me and Andrew at the Dollar Store; I love my little Bro.|
Oh! And I forgot to mention: my mission will be an 18 mo. break in my studies. I will be returning to BYU in about 18 months from May 1st.
|Round Table after the ward Temple trip|
|Ah, the Dollar Store... Good times. ;)|