Friday, April 10, 2009

Called to Serve

My mission call came today! Mom called me this afternoon and said that there was a big, white envelope sitting on the counter waiting for me. Oh boy, talk about freaking out! I started pacing the floor. I went and told some of my friends goodbye because they're heading home for the summer, and I won't see them again. But I took off down the road with rain coming down and music playing trying to stay calm. Dad came in early from work, so I picked him up at the bus stop. Then we went over to Westside so we could watch Lance do his Jump Rope for Heart competition. I was basically dying. He finished that and we went home and opened my call.

Dear Sister Good:

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 New Mexico Albuquerque 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, July 1, 2009. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.

I am so excited to go serve! I am very happy that I am going Spanish speaking, and Mom is very happy that I'm staying in the States. So I guess we both win! I haven't been able to stop smiling since I opened it around 4:30 this afternoon. One of my FHE brothers told me that he's never seen me this happy. On my way back up to Rexburg to tell my roommates and friends, I stopped and told my Bishop and his wife and one of the counselors in the Bishopric and my Relief Society Adviser (who is his wife). I called all my family, and was on the phone the whole way back up. My phone was completely charged this morning, and started beeping at me this afternoon. I have lots of friends I needed to tell.

I called my roommates as I was pulling off the highway and told them to get our FHE group together so I could tell everyone. We were waiting on a few people, and it was killing everyone that I wasn't saying anything. When everyone got there, I started reading my call letter again. When they heard where I'm going, they cheered. When they heard I'm going Spanish speaking, they cheered. It was so fun! I'm so glad that my call came before school got out so I could tell everyone where I'm going. That saved me about a million phone calls ;)


  1. Just had to comment on here! Way exciting!!!! Such a great thing for you and your family! You go girl! Love you tons, aunt ME

  2. Wahoo! thats awesome Kira!!! :D

  3. yeah for you, we are so excited for you. Scott says are you ready for the heat. And he also says from the video that your mom ( I think) needs to learn US geography again! Smiles!!!

  4. I am ready for the heat. An average high in the 40s during the winter sounds amazing! And I can handle an average temp in the 90s during the summer. The problem will come when I get home and the temperatures are sub-zero. And it's Grandma who needs to learn US geography again ;)

  5. Hey I just came across your blog, congrats on your mission call. I live in Albuquerque, it is great here we get the best missionaries!

  6. Congrats Kira! Way exciting!I love grandma's laugh in the beginning! Love ya!