He is Here

Sometimes Jesus Christ wants to say these things to us but it’s difficult to hear Him when things are hard in life. I have come to know that my Savior loves me and knows me. He wants me to be happy and joyful, but in those times when I feel like I can’t go on and I realize how small I am in this world of wickedness, I know I can turn to Him and pour my heart out to Him and He will listen. My Savior died for me. He died for each and every one of us. He experienced each of our physical and emotional pain. He KNOWS how we feel and He can give us the comfort we need to go on. In the past few weeks, as I learn more and more of how to come closer to Him in preparation for my mission, I have felt His love and comfort more often than I ever have before. He gives us strength, if only we take the time to truly and sincerely ask Him for help. It’s like a blanket has been wrapped around me and a feeling of overwhelming love has filled my body and soul. I cannot even express how amazing that has been. I love my Savior with all my heart, might, mind and strength and there is nothing anyone or anything can do that will change that.

Be still and know that I’m with you
Be still and know that I am here
Be still and know that I’m with you
Be still, be still, and know

When darkness comes upon you
And covers you with fear and shame
Be still and know that I’m with you
And I will say your name

If terror falls upon your bed
And sleep no longer comes
Remember all the words I said
Be still, be still, and know

And when you go through the valley
And the shadow comes down from the hill
If morning never comes to be
Be still, be still, be still

If you forget the way to go
And lose where you came from
If no one is standing beside you
Be still and know I am

Be still and know that I’m with you
Be still and know I am.

(Be Still, by The Fray)

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Called to Serve!

Dear Sister Mayle,


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 New Hampshire Manchester Mission.

You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the English language.


Sincerely,

Thomas S. Monson

President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

When I first turned in my papers, I couldn’t wait to receive my call and as the day got closer and closer, I got more and more excited. When the day finally came, I picked up my call and suddenly, I didn’t want to open it. I was nervous that I would be so disappointed. Lo and behold, I opened it alone in my room, and was disappointed to see I hadn’t been called somewhere foreign. But I said a quick prayer to know that this was where the Lord wanted me to go. It was confirmed to me within a few minutes that yes, New Hampshire was where I needed to be. As I told the news to everyone, I became more excited, happy, and pleased to have been called by the servants of God to be a missionary, an official representative of His church.

I’ve begun a new and amazing chapter of my life but it started a few months ago. It began the day I knew I wanted to serve a mission and the day that dream became real – October 6, 2012 when President Monson announced that the missionary age had changed. I knew that this announcement had been made because Heavenly Father needs His work to be done. This is the time for us to hurry the work and build His kingdom.

I know that I have been called of God to bring people to His Gospel. I know that the Gospel is true and that this church is the Lord’s church. He has testified to me many times of the truth of it and I can’t imagine not sharing it with the people I’m around in my life. I can’t wait to serve the people of New Hampshire and show them that I know God loves me and cares about me and wants the best for me and for all His children.

136 days from now, I will officially be a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I eagerly wait for that day to come!

I got my call! :)

I got my call! 🙂