"And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them." Ether 12:27

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Hi, readers! Thanks for checking the blog even though we haven't had an entry in two weeks! The last one, though, was awesome. I can only imagine Christian screaming as soon as he opens his call: "AUSTRALIAAAAAAAA!!! AHHHHH!!! THAT! IS! ALL! I! WANTED!" (NOTE: He actually wants to go to England. But it is much easier to shout "Australia." :) ) Where ever he goes, it would be really funny if read the location, and just sat there and yelled. No tears. No emotion. Just straight screams. Hahaa, heavens. :) That would be difficult to handle hearing over Skype. That's how I'll be hearing about Christian's call by the way--it'll be a Skype experience.

Which brings me to the topic of this entry: that specific Skype experience where I will hear the location and language of my little brother's mission. And more exactly WHEN I will be hearing it. The answer is...sooner than expected!

Today I got a call from Christian informing me that President Hall decided to try to turn our papers in today, just for fun I suppose! And guess what. It worked. He sent them in. The General Authorities will be deciding in which missions Christian and I will serve next Thursday!

So for some reason that I don't understand, our papers could go in six days before we thought they could. Clearly I do NOT understand the time constraints and logistics that coincide with turning in one's papers; however, I am grateful they are in, and our calls are being assigned SOON (we hope).

What a day it's been, haha. I cried for most of it. A good cry, but I am talking a good thirty minutes while on campus. Haha. Just crying and crying...I was in a little secluded grassy area where the only people I bothered were a seemingly newly engaged couple cuddling between classes. I looked ridiculous. Nay, I AM ridiculous. Needless to say, they found a new location. And if they are reading this (it could happen--it's a small world, small Provo): I apologize. And I hope your wedding is beautiful. ANYway, what a day. :)

Well, as Christian and I were talking on the phone I asked, "Christian, you ready to be a missionary?" And I'll just answer the question for the both of us on this post:

Yeah. :)

We're excited, we're really humbled, and we'll be sure to keep you posted on any news over the next few weeks. Love you :)