Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mission Call

Ever since my first taste of independent adventure two years ago when I moved to Arizona for the summer, I haven't been able to get enough. Arizona was followed by another year at school in Provo, then DC, Provo again, and now Jerusalem. Those who know me well know that I like to always have another adventure to look forward to when one is about to end. For the past few months I have been wondering where I will go next. Well, my mission call came in the mail last weekend with my answer: Belgium and the Netherlands!

Funny story...I never really thought about the Netherlands until last week when two things happened: 1) Their soccer team played in the World Cup and 2) Our neighbors in Galilee were from Holland, and I couldn't figure out if Holland was IN the Netherlands, or if they were two different places. (What I learned is that north and south Holland are actually two of 12 provinces in the Netherlands, but Holland and the Netherlands are often used synonymously). Maybe I'll run into them while I'm there!



I am SOOO excited to do this! Even though I was surprised at first, I feel more and more confident that this call is divinely inspired. Just three more months exactly!

11 comments:

Sarita said...

Congratulations! We're all excited for you. From a convert's perspective, there's not a greater gift you can bring to people who are searching for it, so you'll love the experience! Yay!

Tyler and Staci said...

Yay! Abby that is so exciting! Congrats!!!!

Katie Rich said...

Congratulations! We are very excited for you.

heidi said...

Oh my goodness Abby!! That is so exciting!!! Congrats! You'll be amazing!!

Fife Family said...

I am so excited for you! You wll be a wonderful missionary and I'm sure you will have some crazy adventures!

Barbara Rich said...

I love the pictures, Abby! Looks like it happened just the way you wanted it to. It was great having the family share in your experience Saturday morning. I'm excited and looking forward to some time with you before you leave!

Stephanie said...

Abby that is so awesome! I'm so excited for your next adventure!

Pierce and Stacy said...

My family is from Holland. I'm super jealous- I've never been over there. Congrats!

Rebecca R. Farnsworth said...

Congratulations! I didn't know you'd even submitted your papers! You will LOVE it!

katielizabethawkes said...

You look beautiful! That picture w/ the sun is amazing. This brings tears to my eyes. Ah. (p.s. i haven't seen you since i went to DC. That's almost a year.)

Brit said...

that's where braden served his mission! you'll love it! dutch is a crazy language! love you abs!