Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Serving the Lord

I felt like the wait was so much longer than a week and a half to get my mission call. I updated my status on Facebook so everyone could cast their votes on where I was going-- I got so many Canada and South America votes (no one guessed where I'm going fyi). So, of course, I started thinking of places I would love to go. However, I think I jinxed every place.

Stake Conference came around and the Bishop told me to make sure to check the mail on Wednesday or Thursday (you typically get it on Wednesday's) because I will be getting my call. First of all, I was super nervous that day because I was saying the opening prayer in front of tons of people. Then he tells me this? Nervous wreck. I could not sleep until I got my call. I ended up having to take a trip to Wal-Mart to get Melatonin to be able to sleep.Wednesday came and I could not pay attention in school until I knew I had it. Turns out I didn't get. Heavier the envelope is and the price of the postage sometimes determines where you're going. I was almost positive I was going abroad. The next day I get a call from Coralee saying it was in the mail. I freaked out! I made sure everyone was at my house by 6:30 p.m for the opening.

I was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eugene, Oregon. Right when everyone was gone, I made sure to look up Eugene. It's gorgeous. Funny side note, before everyone got there, I was telling my roommate how it would be fun to serve in Oregon. Well, I got it! I report to the MTC on June 6th (wednesday). I'm so excited. I wish it would just come now! My former Bishops son actually served in the same mission so I went over for Sunday Dinner and we sat down for a good couple hours and just talked about it. First things first, I better not go to any city in the "valley of sickness." If you get allergies- which I do- you will pretty much be miserable. Let's pray that it's not as bad as I've heard.

Here are some pictures I found on Google Images:

This is Crater Lake. It was originally a Volcano. It's also the
deepest lake in the United States.

This is the coast in Oregon. Breath taking, right?

This is downtown Eugene. I can't wait to see all the green and
the big trees. 

I'll be coming home and die hard Duck fan, I'm sure.
I am seriously stoked to meet the people. There are going to be a lot of tree huggers, liberals, hippies, etc. They sure are going to be interesting! Can't wait.

My mission is the read area. I was telling everybody that I
better not be sent to Montana, Nevada or Idaho. I think it's funny how it
covers a tiny part of Nevada. It sweeps down in the most beautiful
area of California, too! 
Although everyone probably already knows where I'm going, this isn't news to you. If you're this far in the post, I guess you care!

Much love 

1 comment:

  1. Mary! So excited for you (still!) :) Eugene IS beautiful indeed.