first of all, mission call acceptance letters might be something that people don't usually post anywhere because it's kind of personal, but for me its something that i want to post to keep a record of it for myself, and also to kind of share with you guys my testimony and how i felt about my mission call.
if you don't know, after you receive a mission call you send an acceptance letter back to the first presidency accepting that call and they actually get it and read it. kinda cool. it can only be so many characters long so you have to try and fit everything you want to say into a short little letter.
so here's mine!
I am so deeply grateful and honored to accept my call to the Virginia Richmond mission. While waiting for my call to arrive I found myself worrying about where I would be called to serve. After a lot of prayer and scripture study, I now realize that it doesn't matter where I serve, but how. The Lord knows my heart and knows the exact mission that will help me to grow in ways that no other mission could. He knows the people's lives that I will touch and the things I will learn from them. I am so grateful to be a part of this great work. It is so exciting! There is so much to do and I hope that I can represent the Savior every day as I put on that little black tag. I have a testimony of this gospel. I know without a doubt that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. Not only do they love us, but they love us perfectly. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and that he restored Christ's church to the earth. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon. I'm so grateful for the guidance and peace it brings into my life. I know I can turn to it for answers today, even when it was written so long ago. I'm so grateful that I can be with my family forever through the ordinances of the Temple. I have a testimony of family history work and the blessings that it can bring into our lives. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and that he leads and guides us today. I'm so grateful for the atonement and that through it, each of us can repent and be made whole again. I hope that I can be a faithful disciple as I serve the people of Virginia. I love this gospel. I can't wait to be a part of the greatest work on the earth. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, my Savior, amen.
Sister Kaycee Fowers