A lot of people have been asking me what my plans are with my mission, school, my life in general. The last post, I had made the decision that I was going to go back to a state-side mission! Well, since then a lot has happened! After I made that decision, I set up an appointment with the stake president and it was all ready to go! Until I threw up 3 times the day before. I was so close! So we cancelled and decided to wait a little longer until I returned to the mission field.
Today, it has been a month since I last threw up. YAY! It has been a month of ups and downs, but mostly ups; which is the most important thing. I wanted to give my body a chance to heal so that I could be a healthy missionary again! Because that is honestly all I want right now. Just to be a missionary! And because I still have that desire, these past 2 weeks I have been on a "missionary schedule". I have gotten up early in the morning, exercised, read and studied my scriptures and been on my feet the whole day. I have tried to just keep being busy because on a mission, there is no down time! I wanted to do this to see if my stomach would feel the same/normal...and it DID! I couldn't be more happy about this! I have met the most fantastic people that have helped me more than I could ever imagine. I have truly seen the blessings of service on my mission and now I am putting them into practice here in Missouri.
So for the exciting news, I have set up an appointment with the Stake President again, hoping that I can go out soon. I still want to serve a state-side mission! I am guessing I will leave again in January. I don't know for sure, but that is what I'm thinking. I'm hoping at least. I want to get out on a mission sooooooon!
Again, thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers always sent my way. This has been a tough yet rewarding journey for me. I have learned more than I ever thought I could, I have grown so much closer to the Savior, I have learned so much about myself and most importantly the Lord. I have cried a lot and wished that I could not be having this trial, but I know it has helped me more than I think. Relying on the Lord is a hard thing, but He has a plan for all of us. We need to trust him!
Hopefully the next post I post is news about my mission call! I can't wait!
Again, thank you for all of the comfort and support I receive from you all. I couldn't have done this without you!