I got back home around noon and checked the mail just because I was so anxious and sure enough there was this big white envelope! I read the return address "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". I read who it was addressed to..."Sister Mallory Dawn Latimer"...and suddenly I could no longer breathe!
After 5 hours of waiting!! Everyone who was coming was finally there and I could open the call! My hands were shaking so bad! I had trouble getting the envelope open. Then I was trying to read the letter one line at a time, but my hands slipped and I saw it. Center of the page. The place I would be spending 18 months of my life! And let me tell you, it was NOT what I expected in the slightest. In fact it wasn't where really anyone guesses. (Here is a picture of all the guesses I received).
Anyways....I opened my call!! And here is the video....
Yep, that's right I am going to the Philippines Baguio Mission (pronounced Bag-E-O). And leave on February 13, 2013. And I will be speaking Tagalog (not Tag-a-log like I said, I know what they speak in the Philippines I was just a little overwhelmed. it is pronounced more like Ta-gal-og). Pretty intense! At first I was questioning if it was the right letter, because I am not adventurous at all! And this looks like it will be a pretty crazy mission. But the more I have had time to think about it I am so excited! I know that this is where I am supposed to go. And I know that the Lord will help me (which is good because I am going to need it a lot!!). And the best part? I already have a love of the people and the FOOD! Thanks to my awesome Filipino friends Leah and Russell!
Anyways...Paalam!! (Goodbye in Tagalog)