My adventure in becoming a [Good] Mormon

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*freaks out*

Due to my lack of communication, Bro. Hornberger didn’t know Bro. Hatch scheduled my home teaching for today. So Bro. Hatch came by himself. While I sat the in near silence for 2/3 of his visit while him and my mum talked, like usual my mum was a chatterbox :P, he told me about his mission to Memphis, specifically in Orange ____ or whatever, where there is a fantastic load of racial segregation and gang violence. Due to this, missionaries have been beaten, stabbed, mugged, hospitalized and sent home due to their injuries. Not to mention the unspeakable violence the citizens themselves endure (ex: a woman came to his door with the fork of a hammer through her head. I actually felt sick upon hearing this. And I don’t get queasy very easily). This got me thinking; missions aren’t all exactly a bowl of chocolate pie or whatever the saying is.

Now I’m scared to go on a mission.

And I probably shouldn’t because I think I remember hearing they don’t send sister missionaries to exceptionally dangerous places, but still.

And I’m not scared only for my mission, but all of my friends missions. I swear, if anything happens to any of them, I will find them and bring them home myself if need be….Or follow them everywhere and be their body guard or something.

Permayhaps I’m over thinking. But still, this is scary stuff.


Missionary and Temple work ahoy!

So my home-teachers were over last night and among our discussions, we talked about the upcoming Temple trip on the 16th. Someone previously told me I couldn’t go to the Temple until a year after my baptism, but my home teachers said after about 6 months I can…Now I’m mildly confused, but I emailed the Bishop to ask about it, so hopefully I’ll find out soon. If it’s a yes, that will be spectacularly exciting however, I don’t feel that now is quite the right time for me to do this, I’ve still got some stuff to work on and I’m waiting on some answers. But this will probably help me keep my goals in mind!

The other awesome thing is that, while my mom yakked the ears off my teachers (who yakked back, which was kinda new XD), I got to look at the ‘Preach my Gospel’ handbook…Then it was actually given to me! I’m excited to read it. From what I skimmed through last night, there are some personal development things that look pretty neat.  And once I’ve learned the lessons, I can get some experience in teaching by teaching my friend them!

Also, I’m not certain yet, but recent events this week have led me to give further consideration to going on a mission. More on this later possibly. I still can’t decide what exactly I want to do after high school >.>.