Monday, February 10, 2014

Ready as I'll ever be

Wow. Where did the time fly, it feels like just yesterday I received my mission call. Time is such a funny thing when we think about it. We always say in God's timing, as if we are impatient. Then when it comes time for that thing to happen, are we even ready? I know I am scared out of my mind to serve the people of St. Louis. I Don't know anyone out there. I don't know where I will be staying. And I feel I have only the slightest idea what I am going to say. But the things I do know are as follows: I know this gospel is true. I know that this gospel brings me so much happiness. I know that this gospel has opened a plethora of doors and opportunities for me. I know that without this gospel I could not even imagine where I would be right now. I know that this gospel has brought people into my life that have changed me forever. I know that this gospel has taught me how to truly love without any reservations {which is a work in progress everyday, be patient with me please}. I know that this gospel teaches me humility, patience, perseverance, faith, hope, charity. And I could go on all day.

This is why I want to bring this gospel to others. I want them to feel the happiness I feel when I am going through a rough time and then realize God still loves me, and he will always love me. I want them to feel the happiness I feel when I am having a good day and I know that God is smiling with me. I want them to know that all the wrong they have done and will do is made right through the Saviors everlasting atonement. I want them to find happiness in making covenants with our Heavenly Father. I want them to find comfort in the simple truths that this gospel teaches. I want to bring others unto Christ.

Although this experience will be hard. I also know I am ready. I feel like I am reliving the first day of Kindergarten all over again. A scared little girl, but a ready little girl, going into the unknown, but knowing that you are not alone. There are hundreds of other kindergartners in the same situation as me on February 26, 2014. I am ready to enter the missionary training center. I am ready to be set apart as a full time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"Whatever our age, capacity, church calling, or location,we are as one, called to the work to help him in his harvest of souls. Until he comes again." Henry B. Eyring

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