Monday, March 24, 2014

My Mission Call Story!!!

Okay so this picture was actually taken the day AFTER I got my mission call. I got a text Saturday afternoon from my dad saying that it was in. A few minutes after my mom, and siblings started texting. Needless to say, I. Was. Excited. But I was scheduled to work until close, and I wanted to wait to share it with my family. So it was closing time, and the LDS kids who just got out of the dance ALL came in. My milkshake making hands were killing me, and I really wanted to get home and hold my call. But if there is one thing that I learned these past couple months is that patience is everything. All the things that happen, are done in the Lord's time, and I just need to be prepared!

I opened my call 7:00pm on Sunday. My boss Kassie, her son Sterling, Loren (from work), my Hawaiian grandma Sister Johnson, my grandma and uncle, my bestie Janice, and then my dad's family all came!! Oh! And my friend Alexis (Panama City) was on the phone!! I loved having the people that mean so much to me there! I seriously started sobbing the second after I read "Dear Sister Cordova"...

NEVADA LAS VEGAS, SPANISH SPEAKING!!!! I could not be more excited right now!!! Oh and I report on the 25th of June!!! It is coming up to quickly! AND my dad used to go to the church school in Mexico, which is now the MTC, which is where I will be in less than 3 months!! Whuuut! The Lord has a plan for us, no doubt about it! Also my grandma wrote me a letter in Spanish, (which I can't read because I am Spanish inept), I pretty sure this is answer to her prayers! A Spanish speaking granddaughter! Hola!! (no really, that's a Spanish word right?)

My mission area covers not only Las Vegas, but also parts of California AND Arizona!! (I knew that dream meant something, even though Tempe is not included) ;)

My best friend!! I love her! And I am so thankful that she came to support me. And I totally  didn't dress like a hobo to open my call. I was in a dress! I changed out of the dress because uh... like wearing shorts and t-shirts.... a lot. 

This is the amazing house of the Lord that I had the privilege of attending many times this week! I cannot wait to make more sacred covenants with Him. I have so much to be thankful for! My heart is full, I am so happy, and I cannot even express how excited I am to be a minister of the Lord's work!! Ahhh!!!! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ahhh! The Anticipation is so Hard!!!

The two boys who were interviewed the same night as me, already have received their mission calls!!!

I've never been more excited about anything in my life!! I seriously cannot wait to get mine. Last night I had extremely vivid dreams about getting my mission call. In both dreams, I was called to the Arizona, Tempe mission. I don't even know if that is a legit mission! How crazy is that!? Anyway... I am literally counting the seconds before it comes!! Ahhh! I can barely sleep I am so excited!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Official College Graduate

Okay. So the title makes me sound more fancy than I actually am.... 

I am officially done with my associates degree!! I have been blessed with amazing experiences as I have spent most of my teenage years in college classes. I love most of my professors, and still keep in contact with some of them. I also have made awesome friends who are inspirations to me! I have learned so much from them! Also I thankful for my parents who have listened to my whining, complaining, stressing, procrastinating, and helped me through all the other generally unpleasant things that arise in college. 

I. Am. Freeeeee. (Ya know, until it is time to get a degree for my career...)(The pink blob says "grad info") 

**if you find weird grammatical and spelling errors, please don't judge me. I write all my blog posts from my phone, and my autocorrect is pretty much the bane of my existence! :)

Mission Farwell (5th one this year!!!)

Last night I had the opportunity to go to my friend Maddie's farewell! She has been called to serve The Lord in England!!! 
While I was there I was talking to one of my friends and I found out that the boy who had his mission interview the same day as me, got his mission call yesterday!! Which then means that mine is either ON ITS WAY, or that it will be here soon!! I seriously feel so nervous and excited. I could barely sleep last night! I am so ready to go and serve The Lord.

 I love reading about my friends missions from all over the world. I am seriously thankful for missionary work. I have been reading about a lot of different people in the emails, and how The Lord has prepared their hearts to receive the gospel. I am grateful for the opportunity that have to serve my brothers and sisters, and my Father in Heaven.