mis-sion-ary (noun)
someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may be with their families for Eternity.

Monday, September 23, 2013


As I begin to get ready to leave on my mission, I have this overwhelming feeling of peace. When I opened my call I was a little shocked. I was not expecting to go to South America whatsoever. I think it has taken me a bit of time to sink in that I really will be serving in Chile! This is still kind of surreal, but I know I am needed in Chile. I made promises to people in the pre-mortal life to be of help & healing in their life and I believe I will find some of them in Chile. Heavenly Father is all knowing and this past year I have really gained an understanding of his Plan. I have always had a plan in my head...I was going to go to school, fall in love young, and start a family. That is what I have pictured in my mind.  I have come to know that although my plan was a good plan, it is not Heavenly Father's plan for me at this time. I have faith and trust in Him. I have relinquished my plans and put myself in His hands, allowing Him to be the captain of my life. His will shall be done. This whole mission experience is such a testimony builder for me; it has all happened so quickly. From the time I went to the temple and received confirmation I needed to serve a mission to the time I received my call,  was exactly 6 weeks. It is amazing how everything falls into place when we give up our will to His. Although this is not what I thought I would be doing at 19, I know it is exactly where the Lord needs me. His plan is so much better than mine ever could be. I am excited to bring the gospel to the people of Chile. I am so ready to embark on this journey...

Se que la iglesia es verdad.