Monday, October 27, 2014

Out of the Norm

Alrighty then! 

I guess it's time to share the unusual news! 

On Friday I discovered that I have been called to serve a two-transfer mini mission in the Michigan Detroit Mission. Before you have to ask, yes this is the mission right next to the one I and my family are currently living in. The circumstances of the call are a bit odd, as I will not go through the MTC or attend the Temple before my mini mission. 

After two transfers I will then receive my actual mission call to a place that's not an hour and a half away. :) I will then attend the Temple to take out my endowments and go to the MTC. 

Trust in the Lord!!

Although these are strange circumstances, I am confident that Heavenly Father wants me in the Detroit area for a very specific reason. So I will go where he wants me to go and do what he asks me to do. 

The Michigan Detroit Mission (outlined in blue)
*I live just north of East Lansing

I report to the Michigan Detroit Mission office on December 15th (about a week and a half after my brother gets home). My parents and siblings are not allowed to contact me other than through mail and weekly email, like any other mission. 

This will be an interesting and difficult challenge, but I'll hit it head on as fast as I can so I can make this a most positive experience. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Introduction and waiting


I'm Allison and I'm a future missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. :)
Although I've done everything in my power to rush it, I have not yet received my call. I guess Heavenly Father has a time for everything and He knows when the right time is for me to receive my call.
It should be here any day now and I will post it here as soon as I get it! :)

While I am away (to wherever the heck I get sent) my sister, Heidi, will be posting to my blog for me.
She's a lot better than me at keeping up on this kind of stuff anyways, so it'll probably be more organized when she takes over. :) 

Just a little background

My father served a mission in the Chile, Concepcion Mission 1989-1991
My older brother was called to serve in the Lima, Peru North Mission in 2012, but because of some sketchy circumstances he was transferred to the Quito, Ecuador mission where he has been serving as Assistant to the President. He will return home December 2nd, 2014. (6 WEEKS FROM TODAY!!)
My boyfriend is leaving to serve in the Stockholm, Sweden Mission January 7, 2015.

Since both my dad and brother went Spanish-speaking, I would LOVE to learn Spanish as well. But really anywhere sunny is where I hope to be! 

My top choices (if I could choose) would be
Puerto Rico

I can't wait to go home and check the mail today!! :)