My experience as a missionary has been amazing. It was definitely not what I expected, but it was extremely rewarding. I received my recall in January 2020 and was assigned to serve in Micronesia.
But because of COVID, I was temporarily hired to serve in Las Vegas. I’ve been here for about 10 months and I absolutely loved it. Although I wasn’t originally called there, I know I’m supposed to be here right now.
I have had many experiences that I know the Lord has put me where I need to be for a very specific reason. Before serving as a missionary, I thought it would be easy to know what to do each day. But I have learned that to be a successful missionary you must be worthy of having the Spirit with you and respond to the promptings you receive.
The Lord is the only one who knows exactly where to be when I need to be there. And the Lord takes me where I can really make a difference in someone’s life. While this is not the most popular thing to spend as a young adult, I have found great joy in serving the people around me. I love my Savior and I know he wants me to be here.
Mosiah 2:17 – “And, behold, I tell you these things that you may learn wisdom; so that you know that when you are in the service of those around you, you are only in the service of your God. “
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