This past October during General Conference, our prophet announced that sisters could begin serving mission at 19 instead of 21. I can't describe how excited I was!! I'm pretty sure I bruised my roommate's arm from smacking it in my excitement. And I didn't hear a word of the rest of that session of conference... I didn't have to wait--I could go now! Oh my. Oh my. I still get jittery when I think about it.
About three weeks later, I had finished all of the paperwork and appointments and everything and was simply waiting ("very" patiently, as usual) to hear where I would be assigned to.
Of course, I was taking a class where we talked about crazy diseases and parasites and such that were endemic to different areas of the world, which gave me anxiety issues about where I could be sent. And honestly leaving EVERYTHING behind for a year and a half to do the hardest thing I'll ever attempt. But all my fears don't matter now.
In one of the most spiritual experiences ever, I opened my call and knew immediately I would be serving where I was needed, and where was perfect for me...
Oh goodness. If you know me, you know how perfect it is.
And I cannot wait for the opportunity to serve the Lord by serving the people of Birmingham!
Until then, I am waiting. Patiently, as always.(Okay. Let's be honest. I am never patient.) But still waiting.
Only 31 days left until I report to the England MTC!
From February 2013 to August 2014, I will be living in the big yellow region. Obviously it's yellow for happiness. So, I could be anywhere in a number of English counties, or in South Wales.
So, right now? I'm just waiting for the biggest adventure ever. :)