I received news tonight from the branch president that my call has been made. Made! That means where I'll be serving for the next 18 months is already decided, I just have to wait for the mail to bring the news to me :)
Pres. J. chuckled when I danced up and down and spun around in his office! It's such exciting news. I have never felt more entirely happy about something in my entire life.
Of course there are things I worry about (leaving school for this break, missing people while gone, talking to strangers about something so precious to me), but ALL of those things disappear when I think about getting my mission call and going out to do what I have wanted for so long. This is good. This is right.
It is exactly the right thing at the right time. I am so grateful for this opportunity, that the age change could happen in time for me. When I talk about my mission I can hardly keep my voice at a normal level, I'm filled with such emotion and joy! This is RIGHT. This is good.
And it's already decided.
Guess where I'm going: https://www.facebook.com/events/491370454219492/Read about how they decide where people go on missions. (It's called a "call" because it's like a calling from God. Or, no, it's not 'like' a calling from God; it is one. Anyway, there's divine inspiration all throughout the process, and the article explains it well.)