When I turned 21 back in June, I was tossing up the idea of staying here in AZ and going to school, or putting in my papers and going on a mission. I had the feeling I should go on a mission but I went against my gut and stayed here instead. I have come to find, that my wants and needs are not always the Lord's wants and needs. I have been stuck in this rut for the past few months and I think it was the Lord's way of telling me, "I have a plan for you but I need you to open your heart and listen."
This past Sunday I prayed and fasted for guidance as to what I should do. Tuesday night I got my answer. I had just gotten home and went upstairs to do my homework. A short while later my mum came home from spending the evening at the Temple. She said she was thinking about me and my situation and a thought came across her mind. She then asked me, "Have you ever thought about going on a mission?" My heart skipped a beat and I near about lost my breath. It was an answer to my prayer. I can honestly say that God works through other's and I couldn't be more grateful. I was scared and nervous about this answer, so I asked my dad for a blessing yesterday and this blessing just confirmed to me that I need to go.
So there you have it, I am going on a MISSION! I am so nervous and haven't had much of an appetite today but I am so excited. I know that this is the right decision and I cannot wait to get out there and serve where I am needed. I know God lives and that He loves us. He answers prayers and He knows our needs. I know Jesus Christ lives. He is our Elder Brother and our Redeemer. This gospel is true and I am blessed to have the light that it brings into my life.
I'll keep everyone posted on my progress :)
- ▼ 2011 (7)