Dear Sister Romeril,
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 Argentina Cordoba Mission. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on May 21, 2014. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.
This was possibly the best day ever!! :) I had my family on FaceTime and my close relatives with me and the day couldn't have been better. I got a call from the BYU housing office at 8:17 am telling me that my mission call was here. I was torn between excitement and total fear! I was about to find out later that day where I would be spending the next 18 months of my life, I was about to find out where in the world Heavenly Father needed me :) To say I was excited was a complete understatement! Suddenly all of my fear was wiped away and I could think of nothing but my mission for the next 67 hours...okay I made that number up - but needless to say, my mission was all I could think about for a long time!
After a few weeks, reality hit...hard. I realized that I still had half of a semester to go through in college and that had to become one of my main focuses for the time being. The excitement was still there, but with total fear. I could feel the adversary telling me that I couldn't do this and I wouldn't be a successful missionary. I actually started to wonder if these thoughts were true! Guess what? They weren't. WHEW. Scared y'all, I know. I actually read a scripture that my grandpa told me when I was younger; it is found in Ether 12:27, "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto them weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if hey humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." How cool is that? It got me thinking...do I know spanish fully yet? No, my accent is totally lacking, I sound like a wannabe spanish speaking valley girl. But with the Lord's help, all things are possible and I am on the Lord's errand. As long as I do my best and listen to the spirit, He will provide for me. :)
I know this church is true and I am so honored to serve the Cordoba Argentinians! I am so excited to share the light of Christ to those who don't know about it yet. It'll be great, I know it. :)