I am the middle child in a family of nine kids, my favorite color is blue (but I have the tendency to always wear black), I have a "try everything once" policy (and that includes both food and activities that may or may not spark an adrenaline rush), and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ! I was born and raised in the LDS church and it has been the most wonderful blessing in my life. I would not be who I am today were it not for the way I was raised-- and this church has greatly impacted that.
I chose to serve a mission because I have come to know the genuine happiness that this gospel can invite into a life and I could not selfishly enjoy these wonderful blessings without feeling a sincere desire to share them with others. I believe in our loving Savior, brother, and friend, Jesus Christ. And I know that because He carried the heaviest burden this world has ever known on his shoulders, completely alone, I do not have to endure my own hardships on my own. He is my best friend; He gives purpose to our trials and hope for a better tomorrow.
He has called me forth at this time to this place for a specific purpose. Although I may not understand or even know His entire plan for me right now, I DO know that He will guide me to where I need to be and mold me into who I need to be. For that, I am grateful.
I began part one of my mission on December 4, 2013. But, due to a set of serious health issues, I was forced to return home on August 29, 2014 in order to get everything taken care of. People kept telling me that, although I may very well get to finish my mission, I would never get to complete my service in the lovely land of K-pop and Kimchi. I, however, believed that my time in Korea was not supposed to be cut short.
After three months of doctor visits, medication, and lots of discouragement, I finally was informed that I would get to not only complete my remaining nine months of missionary service, but that I would get to finish it all off right where I started-- in the Korea Seoul South Mission! Words will never be adequate enough to describe the immense amount of JOY I felt when I received this news. So, here's to part two of my story! And for the record, miracles DO happen.
For some reason or another, you've found yourself here, in my little corner of the internet, and I welcome you! This is my mission blog, and here, you can be a part of my grand adventure.