Like. Wow. My life is a dream. I CAN'T EVEN EXPRESS MYSELF!! I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I am soooooooo HAPPY NATE! SO HAPPY! SHOCKED!!
So you can all read my journal because that might do a little better explaining on my reaction to Nate's call! :D :D:D:D:D:D:D:D: :D:D:D Beckett Chang No NIM!!!
(Taken from Allie's journal)
As for today, my comp and I climbed down from the 47th floor of a building. It was awesome! I said, “Let’s take the stairs instead of the elevator.” And my companion said, “Okay!” So we did. From the 47th floor to the 1st! Fun! Now we have jello legs! Anyway, as for the really exciting news…TOMORROW NATHAN BOYFRIEND BECKETT OPENS HIS MISSION CALL! AAH! I am so excited and have like a billion indescribable feelings.
I called President and asked for permission for Mom to send a member in our ward a video of Nate opening his call, and then let me watch it. And President was SO KIND and said, “I’ll make an exception, because I can tell how important this is to you.” WHAT A GEM! I just love Pres. Shin. He’s sooooo wonderful.
(Journal Entry next day, 3/23/16)
Today is a day that MUST be written about! Woooow, it all seems like a dream. Okay, Nate opened his mission call! And it KILLED ME to wait to find out where he was going. …
(Allie's Mom here: I am just going to put the pictures she sent of her journal pages, because it is fun to see her excitement through her own writing. I hope you can click on them and read them.)
Also, this week I heard about the terrorist attack and the missionaries, and I felt SO SAD. But it is really cool because the Korean church leaders sent out the missionaries' names, and wards all over Korea have been praying for them BY NAME. I was really sad and I needed some comfort so I read an awesome talk by President Monson (sorry I don't remember the name!) and I want to share my favorite part with you all. This quote is even more meaningful to me now that I know how much of a positive influence the injured missionaries are having on the rest of the world!
"The history of the Church in this, the dispensation of the fulness of times, is replete with experiences of those who have struggled and yet who have remained steadfast and of good cheer. The reason? They have made the gospel of Jesus Christ the center of their lives. This is what will pull us through whatever comes our way. We will still experience difficult challenges, but we will be able to face them to meet them head-on, and to emerge victorious...This should be our purpose -- to persevere and endure, yes, but also to become more spiritually refined as we make our way through sunshine and sorrow."
You lucky ducks get to watch conference this weekend!
Well, I have to go, but it has been wonderful talking to you all! I hope you all felt the Savior's love this Easter! And I hope you let Him know that you love Him, too! Have you all watched the Hallelujah video? It is pretty good! My all time favorite is still Because of Him. So my commitment of the week to all of you is to watch Because of Him! Because because of Jesus Christ, there is always hope!
Have a super awesome week! I am about to mail a giant package home via boat full of Korean snacks for you all to try! :D
|Nate--get ready to eat more SPAM than you ever dreamed of!|