Welcome to my blog, where I am going to share some of my adventures throughout the next year and a half. My name is Bristee and I have been called to serve as a missionary of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I will be serving in the Nebraska Omaha Mission and I couldn’t be more excited! Well, life never goes as planned and now I am home where I hope to be able to help someone else struggling through life....
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Tonight, I was able to be reunited with one of my best friends. She has been attending BYU Hawaii. She is so cute and I love spending time with her. I have missed Bree so much. I also got to see my cute twins! Madi and Mo are hilarious and I never quit laughing when I’m around them. The picture that goes along with this post says #missionbound because each of us has made the decision to serve the Lord through full-time mission service. One is still on the fence about it, but the others have started the interview/papers portion. I am so grateful to have amazing friends who make good decisions in their lives.
Tonight we went to the Ogden Temple to do baptisms for the dead. Since I’m endowed now, I had to do family names and was sitting by myself for a minute or two. I was reading in the Book of Mormon just to pass the time, but I was reminded of chapter four in the Doctorine and Covenants. That chapter is chucked full of advice for or about missionaries and their work.
I know that this church is true. I have incredible friends. I love my family. I cannot wait to serve the people of Omaha.
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