So yesterday was a pretty exciting day. I was ordained to the office of an elder AND I finished the online paperwork for my mission. The only thing I have left to do is a doctor appointment, which is tomorrow afternoon. It's all starting to fall into place and its really exciting to be so close to going on a mission.
Time feels like it is flying by but it's only been two weeks since the announcement was made. Before my papers can be sent to salt lake I need to talk to the bishop and then the stake president. Hopefully in the next couple weeks my papers will be on their way to Salt Lake City.
Thanks for reading and I will try to keep you updated.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
For a while now I have been trying to think of a way to share my future LDS mission experiences without sending a hundred emails every week or by getting on Facebook (since that's against the rules), a blog seemed like the logical choice.
With the announcement from President Thomas S. Monson about the lowering the eligibility age to serve a mission, my need to start a blog got a lot more... rushed since I want to go on a mission as soon as possible. Seeing as I have never used this program, I figured I should probably get used to how it works otherwise my posts might end up a little jumbled and confusing.
Anyway, when we heard the announcement from President Monson I felt a lot like the kid in this picture and I'm pretty sure I looked like that too. (Mouth and everything I might add) After the initial shock wore off, (a couple hours later) it felt right that I need to serve a mission as soon as possible and that is just what I plan to do.
The two big things that need to happen before I can leave are:
- Be ordained an elder (interview on the 14th of Oct 2012 and ordination on the 21st Oct 2012)
- Mission papers turned in (only a couple doctors appointments and a of couple forms)
Everything is starting to fall into place and its really exciting because it won't be long before I get my call to serve and then not long after that I'll be in the mission field.
I can honestly say that I am excited to serve the Lord by serving a mission to share the gospel with His children where ever I am sent. I know that the work done by missionaries is very important and I hope I can be an effective tool in the Lords hands to spread the gospel.
Thanks for reading my post and I will keep posting my experiences and progress leading up to my mission and eventually the mission itself.