Called to Serve – in Denmark!

When I have grown a foot or two | Milly's Mission | www.lettersfrommymission.comI have always wanted to serve a mission. Ever since I was very little I knew I wanted to go and serve. I love this gospel and I always have. As I got older, I got a little nervous and I started to think more logically about leaving on a mission at 21. It didn’t seem to make sense the longer I thought about it. I would be leaving halfway through schooling, and though I for sure wasn’t planning on getting married that young, everyone told me that that’s what would happen.

When I have grown a foot or two | Milly's Mission | www.lettersfrommymission.comThen in October 2012, it was announced that the age had changed for missionaries. Elders could leave at 18, sisters at 19. I was overjoyed and I knew at that moment I would go no matter the cost. I don’t think I was that happy again until my mission call arrived.

A year and a half later I was finally eligible to begin my paperwork.  The day I started my application I wouldn’t leave the computer until the first 5 parts were complete. I was so excited to get it done and have that call that I wouldn’t let anything get in my way. As soon as I could, with some minor setbacks (thanks to a well-timed Scout Camp), I turned everything in to my Stake President and had that final interview. Only a week and a half later, I had my call.

When I have grown a foot or two | Milly's Mission | www.lettersfrommymission.comThe day I got my call was awful. I couldn’t sleep the whole night before. It was like waiting for Christmas to come! I got up early and I never let my mailbox out of sight. It was TORTUOUS. The mail the previous Wednesday came at 10:00 sharp. Let me tell you, it did not come at 10:00 that day. Finally, after I had almost lost all hope, the mail came at 12:30. I got my call, absolutely sobbing, and ran to read it. I was able to have my own time with it before I showed my family, and I am very grateful I did. The time I had to reflect and learn about it made the experience of sharing it with my family so much better.

The Denmark, Copenhagen Mission is the best mission I could ever dream of. I know that I have been called there for a reason and that I will learn and grow in the gospel and that there are people there that will change my life. I am so excited to learn and teach in the Danish language, and I know that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will help me and be with me as I serve.

Called to Serve | Sister Amelia Williams | Denmark Copenhagen Mission | lettersfrommymission.com

by Sister Amelia Williams