"Dear Sister Pyper,
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 North Carolina Raleigh Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, December 2 2015."
I can't put into words how happy I am. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is where I am meant to go and that serving a mission is what I am supposed to do. This gospel means more to me than anything else in the world and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share it with the people of North Carolina. I already feel so much love for them and for my mission and I know it will only grow as I begin to serve. I have never been so sure about anything before. I have been incredibly blessed to have this gospel in my life and I can't wait to share my testimony and love with the people in North Carolina.
I get set apart tomorrow night and then I will officially be a missionary until June 2017. I am so excited to serve The Lord and share His gospel. It has brought so much joy into my life and I know that it will bless the lives of everyone who accepts it. There is nothing I know of that brings more peace and joy into your life. I am grateful beyond words for all the ways Heavenly Father has blessed my life and I know that serving a mission is nowhere near enough to express that gratitude but dedicating my entire life to Him for 18 months will be a start. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this journey and continues to support me as I begin this next chapter of my life.
All my love,