this is my first official post on this blog. i'm going to be serving a mission in 53 days.....and could not be more excited. i'm testing this thing out....hopefully this will be a good way for my friends and family to stay connected with me and what's happening on my mission. i am anxious and excited to serve. i could not imagine a better thing for me to be doing with my life right now. i am here for a purpose...to serve, love, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love everything about it. I love the happiness I feel because of my relationship with Jesus Christ, and the knowledge I have that HE LOVES ME. so much.