Monday, December 16, 2013

Going Through the Temple

I had the opportunity to go through the Mount Timpanogos Temple last Tuesday, December 10th.  It was such a great experience. I love the temple so much and felt so blessed to go inside. My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and some of my Young Women leaders were there and I am so glad they could be apart of it with me. I felt so loved and so at peace.

Me and my beautiful escort :) I love my mom.

It is so fun preparing for a mission. I am just so excited to go! Since I won't be going to school next semester I am going to be working and preparing full time. I also made it a goal to go to every temple in Utah! It will be a great experience. I'm so grateful for a family who supports me. I am truly blessed.

Some other exciting news, I made it past the triple digits! I officially leave in 99 days!! Yay! Estoy tan emocionada!

Tengan una gran semana y amor a todos. 
Hasta la próxima vez,

Hermana Hammond

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Mission Call

I finally got my mission call on Wednesday, November 6th. After 2 and a half weeks I was very anxious and very excited. The mail came around 2 and my mom and I went to pick up Callie from school. Austin and my dad came home and I was ready to open it! We knelt as a family and my dad offered a prayer. Then I read my call.

Dear Sister Hammond:

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Argentina Salta Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.

You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. You will prepare to teach the gospel in the Spanish language.

I was elated! Argentina is perfect for me and I could not be more grateful to spend 18 months of my life serving and teaching the people there.

This picture captures the moment perfectly. I have never felt the spirit so strong than when I read my call. 

Around 6:30 I invited my family and close friends over so I could announce where I'm going. All day I felt so loved. I am so blessed to have so many great people in my life who support me.

So let the preparation begin! I will be posting frequently before my mission and then my parents will take over. Argentina aquí vengo!