Thursday, January 16, 2014


January 16, 2014
5:42 AM


I only have a few minutes to write, but I made it here safely! Everything has gone really well so far! We ended up having about 12 other missionaries on the flight from Atlanta to Lima and it was a party! So much fun! All the people are really nice and friendly and I can tell that we will get along! Last night was a late night and we didn’t get much sleep ha-ha but we will get sleep tonight! It’s been only Spanish so far since we’ve been here.  We are in a room with 6 girls. All of them are Latinos other than my companion and I. The gift of tongue is real. I can see it already. On the plane my friend, Kellee and I talked to a Peruvian lady next to us in Spanish and talked about the gospel. We ended up giving her a book of Mormon! Well it's time to go! I love you!!

Talk to you soon!

Hermana Flora

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Called To Serve

Dear Sister Flora,

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Peru Arequipa Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.

You should report to the Peru Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language. Your assignment may be modified according to the needs of the mission president.

You have been recommended as one worthy to represent the Lord as a minister of the restored gospel. You will be an official representative of the Church. As such, you will be expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct and appearance by keeping the commandments, living mission rules, and following the counsel of your mission president. As you devote your time and attention to serving the Lord, leaving behind all other personal affairs, the Lord will bless you with increased knowledge and testimony of the Restoration and of the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Your purpose will be to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. As you serve with all your heart, might, and strength, the Lord will lead you to those who are prepared to be baptized.

The Lord will reward you for the goodness of your life. Greater blessings and more happiness than you have yet experienced await you as you humbly and prayerfully serve the Lord in this labor of love among His children. We place our confidence in you and pray that the Lord will help you become an effective missionary.

You will be set apart as a missionary by your stake president. Please send your written acceptance promptly, endorsed by your bishop.


Thomas S. Monson