Cierra (California Bakersfield Mission)
–Paraphrased from Cierra’s mission interview–
For Future Missionaries
Receiving a mission call is beautiful! It’s such a great experience, and it’s all yours. You’ll learn the things that the Lord wants you to whether you want to or not! I know that the church is true, and I know that missions change lives. As a convert, I’m a testimony of that. Your mission will be a wonderful experience, AND it will be hard, but you will grow.
I’ll always miss and love my mission. What you go through will be especially for you, even though there will be moments where you really don’t want to be a missionary. Despite everything, you will learn to feel the love of Christ for those you meet. Changing your life is hard, and living with someone you don’t know is really scary, but, it’s remarkable. You’ll learn so much about yourself and about the Savior. If you stay humble and stay obedient, things will work out the way they need to and I know that to be true. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen