Dear Sister Harris,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission...
You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
Missionary. After months of indecision and worry, I have my mission call. I am serving in Temple Square. Temple Square! How great is that?
I feel as though some people may feel disappointed for me. "You can go anywhere in the world and you're serving 40 minutes from where you live now?" Yes, yes I am. Many, many emotions have crossed my mind since I opened my call. Disappointment is not one of them. I am so happy. I will have the opportunity to share my testimony with so many people! While at Temple Square I won't have the opportunity to teach the lessons to people and watch them from start to baptism, but that is fine. I want the opportunity to make a good impression. Maybe when people have more experiences with the Church, they will remember the Spirit at Temple Square and the sister missionary that shared with them her conversion story. I have always known that I can be a powerful tool in the Lord's hand. Now, I am beginning to realize how he intends to use me.
Today I talked to my parents on the phone about my call. They heard me open it last night and haven't heard much since. It was amazing to hear what they had to say about it. They were so excited, and so relived. They spoke of how the Lord had chosen me for this mission for myself, but also for them. I know that is true. We had a great conversation and they want to drive me out to the MTC in November. Nothing would make me happier. I want to show them where I will be and where I have been for the past 3 years. It will be strange for me to not talk to my father everyday on the phone. But, I know that my letters will bring a special spirit to their lives and that spirit will talk to them everyday.
This Church is love. This Church is true. This Church is Christ's. I am so honored to have been called to be a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Welcome world, to my mission: