So, why are you serving a Mission?
Have you ever been asked, "So WHY a mission?" Or, have you ever thought that about someone else? I know I have! So, I asked some fellow Sisters who've recieved their call just that, "Why?"
Here are their responses:
The next day was October 2012 Conference. I was in bed sick, so my roommate and best friend was taking notes for me. All of a sudden I heard her scream. She raced into my room with tears streaming down her face. I thought someone had died, so a little worried, I asked her what was wrong. She said that the age had been changed to 19. She didn't need to explain, because I knew. I felt this jolt shoot through my body that overwhelmed me and I knew that this was the answer I had been waiting for; I was going to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be serving the people of South Houston Texas, Spanish speaking, where I am blessed to share the that which has been the best gift in my life, the Gospel and my testimony of its truth."
Hermana Arielle Scott
"I am the oldest of 5 in my family.
My mom grew up in the church, but her parents were coverts.
My dad has been a convert for about 11 years.
I have had only 1 cousin serve a mission, and he had to come home early due to a knee injury.
My mom's family now only has her and two other siblings and her mother that are still active in the church, and none of my dad's family has converted.
Last September I started my first semester of college at BYU-I, which I love so much. In the first couple of weeks my roommate and I went to the temple, and there I sought revelation from Heavenly Father to know what to "work on" during the semester to improve myself and to progress more. As I pondered and prayed in the temple I heard/felt, that I need to go prepare to serve a mission. I immediately thought "That's three years away" since I am only 18 and sisters couldn't serve until age 21. But I said to myself, 'Alright, Heavenly Father, I will start preparing to serve a mission.' I began to study my scriptures differently, reading Preach My Gospel, and studying about the temple.