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Today I get to share why I chose to serve a mission, and back in December when I was given my topic, I thought I knew right away why I was going. But overtime, my reason for going changed and evolved as I prepared to leave.

My original reason for wanting to serve was because of a realization I made after I was baptized in November of One day I was walking in downtown Bellevue, and I looked around at all of the work commuters, I thought about them in a different way than I ever had before. I looked at them with love because they are children of God, they are eternal beings, who existed before and will exist after this life. All of sudden the knowledge that I was growing a testimony of, really changed my perspective on how I looked at other people.

And as I reflected upon this experience I felt this pit in my stomach, it hurt me to think about how they might not know the gospel and the truth that is available to them. And I think a lot of converts can relate to the feeling of sudden awareness.

In my mind, serving a mission, dedicating a small amount of time to serving others, was the only way possible I thought I would be able to help that burning feeling inside of me, and I knew that by serving a mission, it would help me feel like I was doing my part.

During this thought process as I was filling out my papers, I also thought a lot about my life before I got here to earth, when I lived with my Father in Heaven in the premortal life. I thought a lot about what my mission in this life is supposed to be, because there is a purpose. The following event took place in a ward in Salt Lake City in A young man, just before leaving on his mission stood in sacrament meeting and bore in essence the following testimony: Brothers and Sisters, as you know, the past two weeks I've been waiting for my mission call.

During the time I was waiting I had a dream. I knew it was not an ordinary dream. I dreamed I was in the pre-existence and awaiting my call to come to earth. I was filled with the same anticipation and excitement that I had before I received my mission call.

In my dream I was talking to a friend, and I felt a special closeness to him, even though I've never met him in this life. As we talked a messenger came and gave me a letter.

I knew it was my call to go to earth. In great excitement my friend and I opened the letter. I gave it to him and asked him to read it aloud. You will be born to the true church and you will have the priesthood of God in your home. You will be born into a land of plenty, in a land of freedom. You will go to earth in the United States of America.

This time he had a letter for my friend. We knew it was his call to earth. My friend gave me the letter to read aloud. You will not be raised in the true church.

Many hardships will attend your life. Your land will be fraught with political and social difficulties - which will hinder the work of the Lord. You will be born in Costa Rica. And my friend looked at me with tears in his eyes, and said, "When we are down on earth, you in your choice land and me in Costa Rica, my friend, please come and find me. I am going to Costa Rica. About a year after the sacrament meeting, the bishop received a letter from the missionary in Costa Rica. We have people in our lives that are there for a reason.

We have tasks to accomplish, love to give, and knowledge to gain. Although the veil is in place and we cannot remember living with our Heavenly Father, every single person who has ever lived on this earth, at some point, knew God, lived with him, and knew His plan for them. It breaks my heart that people who once were so eager to follow the example of the Savior of Jesus Christ, now do not feel that desire, remember it, or do not know how to express it.

So as I read this story, I thought about perhaps what it was like for me before I came to earth, what did I say when I was told that I would be born into a family of a different faith, although a family that loved Christ and prepared me to find the church when I was older?

What did I say when I was told you will be baptized at 18, you will serve a mission, was there someone in Spain that I promised to find? I love thinking about the timing in my life, why now? Why were certain people placed in my life when they were? What is the importance of these events happening when they did? And most of all, I love thinking about the fact that every experience we have is to help us in some way, reach our divine potential.

So right when I came to this point, a few months ago when I found this story and about a month before I was supposed to report to the MTC, I received the news that I would have to get surgery on my ankle which meant that I had to postpone my mission. This was a hard realization and it took me a long time to accept it and understand it. A lot of people say that when you are preparing for a mission, that Satan uses this time to persuade you to do anything but go out in the world and testify of the Savior.

I thought that maybe I had done something wrong and that is why I was staying behind. I was thrown a lot of discouragement and sitting around after surgery made me a little stir crazy.

And after waiting around for what felt like forever, I asked myself, ya know, why am I doing this? Why did I choose to go and leave my home? Why did I choose to put school on hold for 18 months? So I really had to think and wonder and ponder about why I was doing this. That maybe I had to wait at home longer so that my timing could work out with someone else who was in Spain. It is perfect and always works out in exactly the way it is supposed to.

As I was waiting to leave, I kept wondering what piece of knowledge did I need to learn or what realization did I need to make before I left that would help the people I would meet. I wanted to know why I stayed home for those extra 6 weeks. Over time I really started to think about the principle of faith.

As my departure date came closer and closer I was hit with all that I had to do in order to be prepared to leave. I was getting nervous again and I let those thoughts of doubt and discouragement float in. And as I continued down this path of realizing that a mission is never solely about the missionary, my mind shifted from faith to the concept of sacrifice and how they are so perfectly connected.

I believe that a gospel that is this rich and beautiful and true requires sacrifice. I know that some of the people I will talk to will have difficulty gaining a testimony or taking the proper steps towards home to our Father in Heaven. With these two concepts of faith and sacrifice, I thought a lot about my own testimony and realized that in order for me to change, be ready to leave and be humbled enough to grow while I am gone, I had to go through difficult experiences in order to learn what I did while waiting at home.

This gospel forces us to change who we are. And even after we are converted, we are still tried, over and over again, with the test to continually choose God. If He confirms your desire to serve a mission — then he will help qualify you for the work!

God wants us to know the truth, so that He can guide us in the path of truth and righteousness. Our salvation depends on our desire and willingness to do what God asks, especially when it is hard.

When I was investigating the church one of the things I noticed was the dedication and passion of its members. When attending other churches, it just felt like people were kinda just there. Church was just a once a week kind of thing. But here, after I was baptized, the gospel, knowledge and building a testimony are things that I think about all throughout my day.

And as they did I constantly came back to this last concept of sacrifice, I had to be okay with leaving this level of comfort and familiarity in order to allow God to change me and refine me in the ways that I desperately need. Sometimes the sacrifices we make are small and sometimes they are really big.

At one point in my life, I had to sacrifice everything to choose God when I joined the church. Because I love the Lord and because I have a testimony, I must serve.

I am incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a missionary in such a beautiful place. One of the greatest things I am looking forward to is being able to look at the people of Spain in the way Jesus Christ looks at us.

A little side note, one of the random memories I have from when I was really young, maybe 6 or so, was how people physically looked in the eyes of our Savior. I used to think that he couldn't see what we looked like, instead he saw bodies walking with just a silvery blue outline and that was it, by looking at us in this fashion he could see our hearts and our minds clearly without the distraction of our outward appearance.

And I pray that as I walk the streets of Spain, that I will be able to use this lense to look for and find the people that are ready to accept this message of pure joy. I feel privileged to wear the name of Christ on my heart and I pray that I will remember why I am serving and all of the people that helped me get to where I am now. I thank you for trusting me with your children, for wanting nothing but success for me, for loving me as your own and paying me way too much for jobs I did for you.

There was more said, but it wasn't planned! Also don't forget the blog will be updated every week with Hermana LeSueur's emails and pictures! Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Get Started.

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Today I get to share why I chose to serve a mission, and back in December when I was given my topic, I thought I knew right away why I was going. But overtime, my reason for going changed and evolved as I prepared to leave. My original reason for wanting to serve was because of a realization I made after I was baptized in November of One day I was walking in downtown Bellevue, and I looked around at all of the work commuters, I thought about them in a different way than I ever had before.

Friendship

It occurred during a sacrament meeting and was told to me by a Regional Representative of the Twelve who was in the meeting. A young man, just before leaving on his mission stood in sacrament meeting and bore in essence the following testimony: Brothers and Sisters, as you know, the past two weeks I've been waiting for my mission call. During the time I was waiting I had a dream. I knew it was not an ordinary dream.

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Missionary Work

Andrew C. Millet , ed. Spencer Fluhman and Brent L. Skinner was a professor of ancient scripture and Near Eastern studies at Brigham Young University, author or coauthor of twenty books, numerous articles, and editor of six volumes on religious and historical topics when this was written. Friendship is a vital relationship and a great blessing in our lives, but also a concept that many of us may not have contemplated theologically as a fundamental principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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