Dear Sister Stringham:
You are hearby called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Indonesia Jakarta Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.
You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Indonesian Language. Your assignment may be modified according to the needs of the mission president.
You have been recommended as one worthy to represent the Lord as a minister of the restored gospel. You will be an official representative of the Church. As such, you will be expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct and appearance by keeping the commandments, living mission rules, and following the counsel of your mission president. As you devote your time and attention to serving the Lord, leaving behind all other personal affairs, the Lord will bless you with increased knowledge and testimony of the Restoration and of the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your purpose will be to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. As you serve with all your heart, might, and strength, the Lords will lead you to those who are prepared to be baptized.
The Lord will reward you for the goodness of your life. Greater blessings and more happiness than you have yet experiences await you as you humbly and prayerfully serve the Lord in this labor of love among His children. We place our confidence in you and pray that the Lord will help you become an effective missionary.
This is my picture-of-the-day, but come on, this one definitely deserves to be on the main page. I'm going to open it tomorrow, surrounded by my family and friends. Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm dying inside from waiting!!!!!!
The time is finally coming where my papers are in, I got a job, and everything seems to be going okey-dokey-atichokey. *knock on wood*. I've always heard from former missionaries that the months before leaving on their missions were pretty hard- they faced a lot of opposition. And yeah, I've had some of that. But you know, I think it's finally starting to get good now. I was worried that I wouldn't get a job, leaving me below what I had set out to pay for my mission and leaving me with absolutely no fund-age for when I come back home, but I have a job now, paying me more than I had expected, so there's one up. My papers officially went in last Monday, so I don't need to freak out any more; all my prayers are for the mission call to come ASAP. So there's another up. And last, nothing bad's really going on. Yeah, I'll melt into a puddle if I step outside the door, but there's plenty of good things to do indoors, right? It just means that I can spend more time with my wonderful family and get caught up with putting together this website. It's actually pretty time consuming.
I'm trying to prepare the best way that I can, but it's hard not knowing where I'll be going and what topics I need to focus on learning better. I don't even know what language I'll be learning if I even learn a new language. Anyways, ciao for now and hopefully my next post will be my actual mission call! *screaming inside*
I'll write back soon!
Sister Hermana Syster Schwester WhoKnows? Stringham
HOLLEY STRINGHAM: Salt Lake City, born and raised; returned missionary from the Indonesia Jakarta Mission.; a simple folk aimed on changing the world