Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Call

At BYU everyone is an expert on mission calls. Once I knew that my mission call had been assigned, people were reassuring me it would come anytime between Wednesday and Friday.

On Friday when I didn't receive a phone call from the Cannon Center mail room telling me that my call had come, I thought all hopes were lost and I would have to wait another week. I made the decision to go to Park City the next day for the Sundance Film Festival as a way to distract myself from thinking about my mission call the whole day.

However, around noon my phone rang and I became petrified with excitement because I knew exactly why the person on the other side was calling me. My mission call had finally come! Unfortunately, I was miles away from campus and knew I wouldn't get home until after midnight. Thankfully, I had the best roommate in the whole world, Gabby, who had to jump through some hoops, but finally convinced the worker at the Cannon Center to let her pick up my call for me. I asked her to hide my call in our room, because I knew if I came across it that envelope would have been ripped open fast than opening presents on Christmas Day.

After church, I opened my call in front of my family (via Skype) and my friends who were like family. It was one of the happiest days of my life. To this day, when I watch the video of me opening my mission call a huge uncontrollable smile fills my face. So many thoughts were streaming through my mind that day, but once I read the words "you are assigned to labor in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission" a rush of comfort came over me and I knew that was exactly where God wanted me to be. I immediately gained such a strong love for the people and grew even more eager to serve my Heavenly Father.

P.S. If anyone is waiting on their call don't forget to fast. It does miracles! I would have been much less chill if Heavenly Father hadn't calmed my nerves.



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