Thursday, October 9, 2008

Nerves

Ok, in less than two weeks I will be at the MTC. Less than two weeks. Can I just say that I am getting SO nervous?! I've wanted to serve a mission for as long as I can remember and I know it is what I am supposed to do and Jacksonville, Florida is where I am supposed to be, but that doesn't mean I'm not scared out of my mind. A mission is a huge responsibility! I don't know if I can teach. I don't know if I can overcome my shyness enough to go up to strangers and become friends with them. I don't know if I can go 18 motnths without seeing my family and only talking to them four times. There are so many things I'm worried about. AHH! And I only have 13 days before this crazy adventure begins. Wow...

But again, I know this is what I'm supposed to be doing with my life right now. I know that if I follow all the rules and put my trust in the Lord, He will help and sustain me. Which is a dang good thing, because if He isn't by my side, there is NO way I'll be able to make it.

D&C 84:88 "For I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angles round about you, to bear you up."

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Rachel, if there is one thing I know about you, it's that you are not shy! Not the kind of shy that keeps you from meeting people and making friends! You were born to be a missionary- you have such a contagious personality and enthusiasm for the gospel that people can't help but love! You are going to be so amazing!!! Can't wait to see you!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindsay said...

congratulations rachel!! I am so excited for you and i know that you will make an amazing missionary out there in Florida.

Ashley said...

you will be awesome rach! so proud of you.

Brittany said...

Congratulations Rachel!