Day 127: A song
When I was younger I always wanted to go on a mission for my church. I wanted to share with the world what I know to be true and something that I hold so dear to my heart. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I couldn’t wait to scream it at the top of my lungs. Not to mention I wanted to follow in the exact same footsteps as my sister, Lisa, who served in Tacoma Washington.
I started dating a boy before he went on his mission (okay two boys…but that is a different (and long) story for another day…or not). I wrote to him the whole time. As it came closer and closer to the time he would come home it also came closer and closer to the time I could submit my missionary papers. I would turn 21 in April but my missionary would get home in June. (I think that it was June…I kind of block those months out of my head now) I thought the world of him and knew that if I left on a mission that my super cute, wonderful, smart, and silly guy would be snatched up by the time a got home. I never wanted to play the “what if” game so I chose to not submit my papers and continue waiting for him.
Looking back on how that situation (and others) turned out I wish I would have turned in my papers. I wish I would have gotten out of dodge and served my Heavenly Father. I wish I would have spread the word about the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I wish I would have Jesus’ name proudly displayed on my chest for 18 months. I wish I would have helped people become closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
Now, young women get the opportunity to serve when they are 19. Oh! If I could have done that. No man would have stood in my way! I would have been out of here on the next bus. They are the luckiest girls!
Today I saw the best video ever! Here are 80 kids, girls and guys, from one high school, who have all chosen to go out and serve. (BEWARE! I guarantee that you will cry during this video. I lost it on the first one and cried every time another one found out where they were going.)
Here is a song (and video), one of my favorite’s, about going out and serving the world: