Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Beginning

My Call Arrived

Wednesday, April 3 was probably the second most exciting day of my life. A week in half prior to the 3rd I turn my papers in. Let me just tell you tho, it was not an easy process. I went through 3 different bishops because I moved so many times. I first started at my Single's Ward  in Logan, Utah because that is where I was attending college. Then after the semester ended I went down to my Home Ward in Logandale, Nevada and started some of my papers there. Then my parents moved to South Jordan, Utah. So every bishop had something different. I was suppose to put my papers in during the month of February but ended up putting them in at the end of March. But being patient pays off and I know now that I was suppose to wait because of where I need to be called.

So back to April 3rd, I check every 2 hours from 10:00am to 4:00pm and nothing. That night, my mom and I decide to drive around Provo and so we didn't get back until 10:00. I thought I am just going to try one more time to see if it is here. And... IT ARRIVED!!! I just wanted to rip it open right there and then. I called my dad and he said he could fly home the next day. So the next day, I woke up and was ready for my dad to be there but he called and said he can't get here until Sunday. SUNDAY? That was in 3 days!! How can anyone wait that long? So I waited... and waited...

Sunday came. My family and I watched conference together. I could feel the spirit and each talk connected to me in a different way. Then, 4:00 came around. People started to come to our door. Friends and Family were filling our family room. (Okay our family room is pretty small so there wasn't too many people)  People were recording, face timing, and taking pictures. My stomach was in knots. I sat on our fireplace and I began to rip open the letter. I took a deep breath and I began to read:

Dear Sister Leavitt,
You are hereby called to serve are a missionary of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Korea Seoul South Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve a period of 18  months.
You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, August 13,204. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Korean language.

I read where I was going inside my head and then began to say, " gosh!" I couldn't speak. My mom was afraid I went sent somewhere bad. (Not that that is possible.) And As I said those word everyone began to scream. I felt so overwhelmed. I wanted to cry but couldn't because there was so many people! My Grandma Lamb started to cry, my mom look like she was, my dad was in shock.It seemed like everyone was surprise that I was called to serve there, including me. I thought I was going to the states, for sure!
But, I am fill with joy to soon be able to serve the Lord and the people of Korea. I know these 18 months will be one of the happiest/ stressful/ peaceful/ and best learning in experiences I will have in my whole life! I have already downloaded apps and practice the language. I am so excited to serve and will keep everyone updated on my journey to serve my Heavenly Father.

I have the greatest family & friends! :)