Hey Everyone, this is Andee! A little over 6 months ago I made the decision to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the October 2012 General Conference President Monson made the announcement that the age for young women to serve a mission would be lowered to 19. During the time, I was in Colorado hunting with my dad and didn't hear the news. But believe me, I found out pretty soon. Almost all of my aunts and friends had sent me "over-enthusiastic" messages about how excited they all were. And all I could think was "crap, this screws up my 2- year plan"! I mean, I already knew what I wanted to do in the next few years and now the First Presidency was making me think about a mission way before I thought I would ever have to! How dare they!
So I prayed to my Heavenly Father and received the answer that a mission was what I should do with my life. Actually, it was what I NEEDED for my salvation! How scary is that!! So, after thinking and praying about it I realised what a huge blessing the age change truly was, I would have never gone on a mission at the age of 21!
But I am so thankful for the opportunity to go on a mission! And I know it is what I am meant to do in this lifetime. And I am so excited to serve God and his children!!