[Sunday, 26 November 2000]
I humbly accept the Lord’s call to serve in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission.
In the time since I received my call, one thought has predominated my emotions. So often we work up an idea about what would be best for ourselves. So often what the Lord gives us is something totally different. But always, the blessings we receive from what the Lord gives us are far above and beyond the benefits we would have received if what we had worked up as “perfect” for ourselves had come to pass.
The Utah Salt Lake City South Mission isn’t what I had worked up as perfect for myself, but I know that my mission call is of the Lord. I know that it was given by revelation to his appointed servants, and I know that I will be blessed unimaginably as I serve Heavenly Father’s children in Utah.
Signature of missionary
[Endorsed by Bishop Harry E. Mahler, Pineville Ward, Charlotte North Carolina South Stake]