Monday, December 31, 2012

Birth of a Missionary Blog

"Dear Sister Silva,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the New Mexico Albuquerque mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.

"Can you see why I suggest that some of you young women, where there is a desire and it will not affect an impending marriage, seriously consider serving the Lord as a missionary? Our home has been greatly blessed by a wife and mother who chose to serve a full-time mission during my period of service. ...I testify that devoted full-time missionary service is a source of great happiness and rich blessings, not only for those who hear the message but also for those who, under the guidance of the Spirit, deliver it. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen." -Elder Richard G. Scott 

(You can totally tell I just got my wisdom teeth out...but I really am happy here though) :) 

-Hermana Silva

I will never forget this day.