Thoughts on My Mission

It's been a couple weeks since I got my mission call, and it's slowly starting to sink in that in about three months I'm going to be in South Carolina, wearing a name tag, preaching the Gospel. When I first saw the words South Carolina Columbia Mission I was pretty surprised. Not in a bad way or a good way, I was just plain surprised. Of all the places I thought I might go, South Carolina never once crossed my mind. As I told people where I had been called the following week, saying "I'm going to South Carolina" felt so strange. I couldn't believe it was actually my mission. Don't get me wrong, I knew as soon as I saw it that that was where I was supposed to go, I felt that it was right. I just had no idea why it felt right. And I guess I still don't. I don't think I'll be able to answer the question of why I'm going to South Carolina until after my mission. For the moment, all I know is that I get more excited about going on my mission every day, and every day it feels more and more right. Quite honestly, if President Monson called me up tomorrow and told me I could pick anywhere in the world to go on my mission, I would still choose South Carolina. Because I know that's where God wants me to go. And I'm dying of curiosity to find out why. I'm so excited for whatever is going to happen in those 18 months. I know it's not going to be easy. I know a lot is going to be expected of me. I know there will be awkward moments and days when I feel tired and homesick. But I also know that it's going to be so worth it. I'm so excited to serve, and I'm so grateful for the chance to go on this mission. I just feel so blessed. 

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