on november 14, 2012 i received my mission call in the mail. we planned to open it later on in the day, at a time when we could skype my oldest sister who lives in salt lake, and my dad who was on a business trip in germany. when the time came to open the call, i was beyond nervous. but, as i opened that envelop to find out my area i was filled with peace. i was called to serve in the england birmingham mission.
to be called to serve in england is incredible, not only because i have family that came from england. but, my closest cousin has been serving in that exact mission since june 2012. he is 9 days older than me and we have always been so close. we are both so excited to be serving in the same area, it will be so fun to see him soon.
to have the opportunity to serve as a missionary for the church of jesus christ of later day saints, especially at such a young age is such a blessing. i am nervous to start this new stage of my life, it is going to unlike anything i have ever done. i am so excited to go out and serve though, this is the chance of a lifetime. i love my savior and to have the opportunity to share that with the people of england will be great.