Monday, March 29, 2010

Secret #17

I haven't posted in a long time. I don't have much time these days with which to spend doing much else than being incredibly happy (and slightly conflicted, albeit) and not wanting my days to turn to nights, and back into days again.

Alas, the world continues turning, daytime becomes nighttime, the world waits for the sun to rise, and it comes alive again.

The other night I went to a concert featuring a fantastic artist named Tyrone Wells. It was wonderful, for many reasons, the following being one of them.

"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."
13th Article of Faith

Tyrone isn't LDS, although probably most of us who didn't know much about him thought he was, from the way he acted during the show, and even some of the things he said.

I do know, however, that some of the songs that man sang filled my soul with the Spirit of the Lord, even if he didn't mean it to. The songs weren't religious at all, just happy. His music just made you feel good, and that's my point.

Each of us has been blessed with the Light of Christ, no matter who you are. All that is good comes of the Lord. And he shone with a light of goodness and happiness, the Light of Christ, in a way that I loved. He was just one of those people who makes you want to be a better person.

Doesn't that just brighten your day?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Called to serve!!

I'm going on a mission!

"Dear Sister Roeller,

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Philippines Bacolod Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.

You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Tagalog language."

These few sentences have and will change my life in ways that I cannot even imagine.

This is me, opening my mission call. This was the smallest I could get this image and it still won't fit on the page, so if you feel the need to watch it in all its glory, click HERE. The video is kind of long, beginning with waiting for David Neilsen to get there (which I'm still mad about, by the way :P ) and ends with me ending conversations with my family on the phone and learning how to say the name of my mission. The middle part is the best, though. The part where I read it.

Enjoy! :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

I hope they call me on a mission

Only I don't hope I grow a foot or two before they do.


My papers are officially in! As in they are in Salt Lake, Church Headquarters, the real deal.

My bishop tells me that they issue the calls on Thursdays and then mail them out on Tuesdays. Most people in Provo get their calls on Wednesday. What does that mean for me?

It means that I could potentially have my call in my hand by March 17th--next Wednesday.

Could I be any happier?

Refer to the title of my blog for the answer to that question.