9.27.2010

philippines.

in the late 1960s, my dad was called to serve an lds mission to South Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. while there, then Elder Gordon B. Hinckley--the prophet of my youth--came to the Philippines and made the country its own mission.

when I was 8, just around the time I was getting baptized, my oldest sister Melissa was called to serve in the Philippines Cabanatuan mission.

and 2 months ago, I opened a letter from the prophet now, President Thomas S. Monson, calling me to serve for 18 months for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines Iloilo mission. I am to leave in 1 month today!










13 comments:

Charlene S. said...

great, great, GREAT photos! Love em! Doesn't seem like much has changed :)

Peter Carroll said...

my word, these photos are marvelous.

Courtney said...

Amy, that is great! I have a friend who just got back from the Philippines, what mission are you going to?

Spencer said...

Congrats Amy! This is so exciting!

marta said...

perhaps the happiest thing i've heard yet today. congratulations on your mission call. what an enormously wonderful experience you have ahead of you. i was just thinking about all your traveling these past summers and wondering if it wasn't preparing you for great adventures. it will be the happiest years yet, i'm sure. you will be incredible. happy preparing, my doll.

David said...

Congratulations on your mission call!!!! That is awesome!

Melissa said...

Awesome, Ame. I love the matching bikes with briefcases on the back. The pics are great. Thanks for posting them.

MyLyn said...

congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I'm from the Philippines so I know you will love it. They are such a good people and have such open hearts to the gospel! Go and spread the good word sister! :-)

Caitlin said...

Holy cow. Jon looks just like Uncle Kenny when he was younger! Awesome!

Congrats. You are such an inspiring person - and will be a wonderful missionary. I've been thinking of you.

Sending love your way!

Jami said...

Amy- Congrats on the mission call. We are excited for you. I bet Melissa is as well! How fun that you get to go to the same place.

Jami

rawhide said...

what?!? you are going on a mission!!!!! i'm so excited for you. it was the best thing i could have done. and how cool to go to the saem place as your dad and melissa. crazy how your dad looks like jon with blond hair. you are going to do awesome!!! CONGRAULATIONS AMY.

Emily said...

I didn't know you were planning on going on a mission! That is so exciting! You will be wonderful!! Seriously! Whoever you teach will be so lucky! If you are sending mass e-mails or having someone maintain a blog with your letters or something, let me know. I'd love to read about your experiences! Best of luck!

Danny said...

Last year I was on a business trip to Hong Kong and had a few days off - so I took a flight to the Philippines and was amazed by this country. Definitely try to come back again as soon as possible.