Last month, out of the blue, we received a phone call from Elder Bednar’s office asking us to come visit with him. We did. He was wonderful. At the end of about 45 minutes of questions and responses, he said, “Isn’t it wonderful how we can sit here so calmly discussing all these things, when in reality, what we are getting ready to do is blow up your life!”
Then a call came from Pres. Eyring’s office a couple of weeks later. After a wonderful 1.5 hour visit with him, he extended a call to John to serve as a Mission President somewhere in the world. I was called to be a full-time missionary in the mission we will be sent to. He told us it would be an English-speaking assignment and we would serve for 3 years, beginning July 1st, 2015.
Now we wait for a letter in the mail that will tell us where we will go. We are feeling a bit overwhelmed, but excited. Fluttery is the best word to describe what I’m feeling. And thoughtful as we consider leaving our children and home for 3 years.
But we are also excited for this new adventure and for the opportunities it will bring to share what we know and love.