|an update to my last plea for advice
||[Jan. 23rd, 2006|10:01 am]
The Singles Ward
I know that you may not all understand everything I write in this entry. You are welcome to ask questions if you are confused about anything!|
I made an appointment with my Bishop yesterday. As usual, he was running late. That gave me even more time to think about what I was really considering. I have had a few concerns with working on my papers that has had me put it off thus far. I theoratically could leave the first of May because that's when I turn 21, but I kept putting it off because I have a fear of being sent outside the States/Canada. I know that I could decline the call, but I also know that the Lord will only call me where He needs me and where He can be sure that I will be safe. That didn't stop me from being worried. I decieded that since I knew the Bishop was running late (my apt was a 4 and when I got there he was still with his 3pm apt and had a 3:30 still to see), I would do a little more scripture study and seek for another confirmation from the Lord that I needed to go this summer (when my family can take me to Provo if need be). I got out my triple combination and noticed that the ribbon marker (and I just have one) was marking two places (set in one and tucked up into another)! The place where I had been reading in, and Doctrine and Covenants Section 126.
It reads: "DEAR and well-beloved brother, Brigham Young, verily thus saith the Lord unto you: My servant Brigham, it is no more required at your hand to leave your family as in times past, for your offering is acceptable to me.
I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings for my name.
I therefore command you to send my word abroad, and take especial bcare of your family from this time, henceforth and forever. Amen."
That gave me the comfort and strenth that I needed, because I didn't have any nervous feeling that I had when I made the appointment as I spoke with my Bishop about wanting to serve. The only concerns that I had, my Bishop resolved. So now, I have the paperwork and all I need to do is to see my doctor for a physical, see my dentist for a check-up, get anything corrected that they recommend, and do my interviews. Everyone kept for warning me that I needed to get my papers soon and start on them so that I could have my call with enough time to prepare anything I needed because the shots would take a while. I have already had reason to have the shots, so most of them I won't need anything but a boster! I am so excited for this!!