Dear Sister Pitts you are hereby called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the ( Deep breath here it is) CAPE VERDE PRAIA MISSION.
At this moment I didn't know what to feel and eaither did the people listening to me read my call. They cheered of course, but it was a cheer of confusion. I stopped mid call and said I would be so excited if I knew where this was. Everyone laughed but I was serious. I could barley say the name and I had no idea where I was going. Confused I continued to read:
It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE.
After I was done reading I opened my mission booklet that comes with every call and turned to the map of my mission. My heart just sank all I could scream was I'M GOING TO AFRICA!!!! I started to cry feeling every emotion in the book and my mom ran over hugged me and cried too!! With all the yelling and cheering I explained that cape verde is a bunch of little islands off the coast of the curve of africa. I was feeling so excited and so scared my whole time I was waiting for my mission call my friends and I joked I was going to get called to Africa. NEVER in a million years did I think I would actually be going to africa. My whole life I wanted to serve in Italy. But right after I found out I was going to africa I was so excited I had this warm feeling through out my whole body comforting me. Letting me know that this is where I am suppose to be. There is someone waiting for me to bring them the light of christ the gospel of second chances. I am Honored I am going to serve these people. I love them I can not wait to meet them. I have been going through so many trails to prepare for His mission. I say His because this is Christ's mission I just have the honor of serving it for him and fufilling his work. On one for my roughest days I came across a quote that says:
I PROMISE that because of your faithful response to the call to spread the gospel, HE will BIND UP your broken hearts, Dry your tears, and set You and Your families free. This is my MISSIONARY PROMISE to you and your MISSIONARY MESSAGE to the world.- Jeffery R Holland
I have so much peace I know this is the direction I am suppose to be taking. I am so grateful for this mission call. I can not wait to serve the Lord and his children. There is not a doubt of faith in me that this gospel isnt true I have seen the blessings I brings and Life's it has changed. It is real My friends.
I am Sister Kendall Pitts. I am Daughter of God, 19 year old young women , and a friend. I am a future Sister Missionary serving in Cape Verde, Praia.
I am Mormon.