Friday, June 28, 2013


After I met with the Stake President, I text my Bishop. This is our conversation:
Me: You better tell me when my call is assigned. K? (:
Bishop Shaffer: On one condition you tell me the same day you get the call, deal?
Me: Got it.
Me: I'm waiting for a text from you telling me that my call is assigned today...because I really can't wait! Haha. (:
Bishop: It is ready for processing now, I will look later. I promise I will let you know.
Me: Ok. (: Sorry I'm so annoying...I'm just really happy
Bishop: Not annoying just normal.
I didn't get anther text from him Thursday telling me that my call was assigned. I wanted to so badly text him and ask him, but he promised he would tell me. I got the strength to not text him and to just be patient. (: 
Friday morning 8:30....
Bishop: Melanie, your call was assigned today!!! Probably get a letter wed or maybe thurs

Oh, my goodness! I am so happy. That was seriously the best text to wake up to. I'm so glad that this process is going really fast. I think God decided to give this impatient person some slack for once. (: I can't wait to get my call! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I had such a great interview with President Godfrey (stake president) yesterday. I told him my story of how and why I decided to go on a mission. I told him that I still don't know what I wanted to do with my life or what I want to go into for school, but I knew that I was supposed to go on a mission. He told me that it will be surprising to me how much clarity I will get on my mission. That it will be so clear to me of what I'm supposed to do.

That was seriously so great to hear. Even though I know I'm supposed to go on a mission, I was a little worried because I didn't want  to wait another two years to go to school. He kind of put my mind at ease. This is what the Lord has planned for me, and everything will work out. (:

I won't go into too much detail about my interview but I just wanted to share one more thing. When I was getting ready to leave I was waiting for him to go in front of me to open the door (because that's what they usually do). He told me, "I want YOU to touch the knob and open the door. As soon as you leave this room, DON'T EVER look back." 

 I felt the spirit so strong. That feeling was just another confirmation that I needed to go on a mission. This feeling, and the feeling that I got when I decided to go on a mission, are the feelings that I need to remember when Satan puts doubt in my mind, or when things get hard on my mission. (:

President Godfrey told me that since everything looked great, that I could get my called assigned by Thursday, and I could get it by next week. WHAT?! Oh, my goodness. I hope that's the case. I don't think that he knows who he is talking to though because I'm the most impatient person ever. If it doesn't come next week, I don't know if I'll make it another week. Haha. I'm seriously so anxious for it to get here. (: 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

One Step Closer!

I really like this dentist that my bishop referred me to. He has been so nice to me. I decided that I wanted him to finish my dental along with treating my TMJ because I really trust him a lot. I've prayed about it and I feel good about that decision.

I went in for my dental appointment yesterday. He told me that my mouth was opening wider and that he was really happy about that. He also told me that he was going to sign the papers and send them off to the bishop. That way we can figure out when I'm leaving, and then he can finish my dental work right before I leave so we can give my jaw time to heal. He didn't even charge me for the dental appointment.

This was seriously an answer to my prayers. I'm so thankful for a loving bishop who cares and who took the time to find somebody who would help me. I'm thankful for doctors who actually are there to help. Most importantly, I'm thankful for a loving Heavenly Father.

After much faith, patience, fasting, and prayer, things are finally starting to come together. I know that He knows me and that there was a reason for this delay. I know that I'm going to have the most amazing experience of my life, and I can't wait!