It is hard to keep in my excitement; Lima Peru seems like such a fantastic call. The more that I learn about the people, the culture, and the climate the more I tend to lose myself in day dreams imagining how to preach the gospel in such a foreign place. I have been given such a wonderful opportunity and I cannot wait to dive right in. I am not all to eager to once again leave my parents, seeing how it feels like i just came back from my first year of college. On the other hand, working for the next 4 months is quite a large pill to swallow. I am trying to adopt a more optimistic attitude about waiting for so long.I keep telling myself that the next 4 months will fly by more quickly if I distract myself in preparation to serve the Lord in Peru. By preparation i mean my two, as of right now, personal goals which are:
1. Read the Book of Mormon again and
2. Read Jesus the Christ before I leave.
Jesus the Christ seems like a very daunting goal but i have plenty of time... On a side note Grandma Harris lead me to a web site that showed me the boundaries of my mission, and I was surprised to find out that most of my mission is in the Amazon Rain forest. My heart just about leap out of my chest with pure elation and gratitude for such a humbling experience. The jungle is a massively different world then the brown plains of Great Falls. I just don't feel like i can sufficiently write in words how grateful i am to be going to the Lima Peru North mission. In short, I feel truly blessed.