Thursday, March 6, 2014

Called To Serve

     On March 6, 2014, I received a letter from the Church Headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Inside the large, thick envelope was my mission call. My entire immediate family (excluding my sister who was then serving a mission of her own in Argentina), as well as some In-Laws and nephews, were all there to both support me and my older brother who would be married the next day. All 15 of us crammed into our tiny 2-bed hotel room, and waited. I decided to FaceTime a close friend of mine, and I opened my call.
     I'm going to the Philippines!! When I opened my call, the first thing I saw was "...Philippines Missionary Training Center..." I audibly gasped and my mom started yelling at me, telling me to "read it out loud!" :) I read my letter, and then found out from the family I was FaceTiming that their daughter is in the EXACT SAME MISSION!! I had met her during her senior year in high school, and now I may be able to see her again in the Mission Field!!
This post  is subject to any editing I see fit, but until then...
Ingat ka!
Elder Syphus

Mission Call

We were in Bountiful, Utah for my brother's wedding so my sister brought my call to me and we all opened it in our hotel. 
 It was extra nice since all of my family was there, except for my sister 
 Katelyn who is serving in Argentina.  
It came at a perfect time!