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Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Monday, February 11, 2013

I Hope they call me on a Mission

¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ i hope they call me on ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ a Mission! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ WHEN I have grown a foot or two ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫ I hope by then I will be READY ..... ♥ ♥ ♥ to teach and preach ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ AND work ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...as missionaries DO ! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫

It's a song
that Primary children everywhere
as members of the

have sung since they were little . . .

Many of the young men especially have contemplated, worked for, saved for and spiritually prepared for through
daily scripture study, seminary classes,
mission prep classes, family home evenings

and much more . . .
throughout their lives
so that they might serve in this manner.

And now more of the young women of the church
as well are making similar preparations.

And this is the big moment they all anxiously anticipate . . .

I am touched and amazed by this video
and marvel at the outstanding youth
of the 

and their desire to serve their Heavenly Father as volunteer representatives 
 who engage variously in proselytizing, church service, humanitarian aid, and community service. Mormon missionaries may serve on a full- or part-time basis depending on the assignment, and are organized geographically into missions. The mission assignment could be to any one of the 347 missions organized worldwide.[1]

Perhaps many of you are aware that 
Norm and I will have the great opportunity to serve
alongside these many young men and young women as Norm has been 
called (LDS terminology for asked by our Heavenly Father through his
representatives here on earth) to serve as a Mission President and preside
over a Spanish speaking mission of the church
somewhere in the world. 

Mission Presidents typically supervise 100-200 missionaries
and direct their missionary labors.   

One of these first days . . .

We hope to have a similar moment as we discover the location
where WE have been called to serve . . .

While it will be a sacrifice and a challenge to say goodbye to so many dear loved
ones and family for so long (Mission Presidents serve for a period of three years)

We are EXCITED to be of service.

Somewhere in the world  . . .


Joy For Your Journey said...

I am so excited for you! You should be finding out in a couple weeks or less. I think we got our call the third week of February--so in about a week from now. I just pray that where ever it is you go, you will have a confirmation that it is where God wants you. Receiving that confirmation is what has sustained me over these past few months.:-)

Best of luck!! I know it is so hard to wait!!

mCat said...

I knew you were going to serve a mission, just didn't realize as the Mission President's wife! Oh the young that will need and look to you for help along their journey's. What a wonderful blessing!

Kevin Beckstrom said...

Congratulations! You'll be an awesome mission mom!

Sue said...

Can't wait to hear details. You guys are going to be GREAT!


Momza said...

Wow...what a change! You guys just moved into your new home and now you're leaving it.
I'm excited to hear where you'll be serving...lucky people that get to know you!

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