Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Peru Here I Come!

So basically I am super excited for Peru! I have been practicing my Spanish, and am getting pretty Today Hannah and Eryn came by and gave me a cake and an "El Libro de Mormon!" Needless to say, I was super happy. Such good friends!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dear Elder Harmon, You are hereby called to serve...

I don't even know where to start. There are so many things that are running through my head right now.

Well I guess I will just tell the story real quick. I received my Mission call on Thursday (it was sent to Wyoming), but Mom and Dad couldn't come until Friday. It was really hard waiting until then to open it. They ended up arriving in Provo at about 12:00. We went to lunch and hung out until about 5:30 (I went to Sub-Zero with Anne, and it was really nice to have time to talk with her).

I then got to open my mission call!! A lot of friends from college, and of course all of our family were there (Josh, Jason, and Kristi Video Chatting). Tyson and Britney ended up showing up, and I was so excited!!!

We sang a Few songs and I slowly broke the seal during the songs (I was super excited). I then proceed to open the call. I made sure to cover the entire letter with the envelope so that my eyes wouldn't jump to where I was going. I slowly read the call...

“Dear Elder Harmon, 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 Cusco, Peru Mission.”

Everyone started cheering. I still didn't know what to think, so I kept reading the letter. As I read the promises promised by the First Presidency I started to Cry. The only time that I have ever felt the spirit so strongly was when I received my Patriarchal Blessing.

A few more details: I leave March 13th and Report to the PERU MTC in Lima! of course I will be speaking Spanish :).

I KNOW that Peru is where I am supposed to go. I am so excited to serve the Lord and be a tool in his hands. I have never been so sure about anything in my life. I KNOW that the lord made this mission call and that he knows me personally and knows my needs. Ever since I received my call I have been studying everyth

ing I can about Peru. I can't wait to see the people that I will learn to love.