Lesson #1: Always Be Grateful

Before I dive into this post, I need to reiterate two things: [ONE] West Virginia is my favorite place in the entire world. If I could, I would go back there in a heart beat. The ward, Mill Creek, changed my life. Looking back at the two transfers and a week that I was there, […]

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Lessons from Shurleah

Me, Shurleah, and Sister M. This is my favorite picture from my mission. This beautiful woman in the middle is Shurleah. Shurleah’s story is incredible and changed my entire life for the better. I can honestly say that I would not be who I am today without her. Sounds super cheesy but it’s true. There […]

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Part One: Before the Call

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to serve a mission. But let’s fast forward to the summer of 2012. I had just moved home after graduating with my associates degree and was going to continue to go to school. At the time, I was thinking about going on a mission […]

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Plan B

This can’t be happening. Not now. Not to me. It was the day after Christmas and I was sitting on the floor of my bedroom. The phone was in my hand—-the black screen screaming at me, “It’s over.”  I had just gotten off the phone with Sister R, the mission President’s wife, who was the mission […]

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