Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dear Friends and Fam
Well, Here it is!!!! I received my call on April 24, 2015! Finally the most exciting paragraph I have ever read in my life! 

Dear Sister Butts, 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 Peru Trujillo South Mission. You should report to the Peru Missionary Training Center on August 26. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.

Oh my goodness gracious! What a blessing! eeeeee!!!!! :D There is officially only 41 more days until I'm off to serve the Lord! I am going to try my very best to keep you updated on everything that is going on in the next 18 months of my life. 

Here is a brief explanation on why I chose to serve a mission. It is because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church on this Earth with the fullness of the gospel. I know that this life is more important than money, or looks, or popularity, or politics, or anything else physical. The truth is that we all have a Heavenly Father who loves us enough to send us here so that we experience a body, and learn how to choose the right so that we can be like him one day. He knew that we would make mistakes so he sent Jesus Christ here to take upon himself all of those mistakes so that we can repent and keep on learning. I am going on a mission to say thank-you to my Father in Heaven, and my Savior Jesus Christ for all that they have done for me.