The. South. Of. France!
GAAAHH!!!! Holy Cow (or vache sacrée)!!!
It is exciting and terrifying and thrilling at the same time.
Though there are so many unknowns whirring through my mind – will I be able to learn the language, will I be able to handle the stress, will anyone listen, will I have any success – there are a few things I do know.
I know that the months leading up to my departure will be tough.
I know that the 18 months I will spend serving a mission will be physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually the hardest and most grueling of my entire life.
I also know that the 18 months I will spend serving a mission will be the most rewarding of my entire life.
I know that I will learn things about myself and God that I could not learn anywhere else.
I know that I will learn to love those whom I serve, even if I do not know them personally.
And I know the greatest truths that will get me through all the hard times and make the good times even better –
I know that God lives. I know that He loves all of us – so much that He sent His Son to earth to live, suffer and die for our sins, and rise from the grave so that we could return to Him.
I know that God and His Son appeared to Joseph Smith and restored Christ’s church to the earth.
I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God – another testament of Jesus Christ that confirms and completes the teachings found in the Bible.
I know that we have a living prophet on the earth today, and that he leads and guides this church under the direction of our Father in Heaven.
I am so grateful for and humbled by my opportunity to preach and serve in such an amazing place in such an amazing time.
And this is the message I can’t wait to share.
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