Friday, February 19, 2010

Called to Serve

Well, it came. After a lifetime of imaging my mission I finally have clear image of where and when. And so (drum roll please), I report to the Provo MTC on June 23 to begin my 18-month mission for the Norway Oslo Mission. That’s right. NORWAY. No joke.

My feelings on this? I think surprised sums things up pretty well. But, I love it. Honest. I’m so excited and I feel good about it. My semester in Chile taking on Spanish was no cakewalk, so I must admit that I’m terribly nervous about this Norwegian language business. I don’t know how to count to ten, or how to say “hello,” or even how to say “Jesus Christ” in Norwegian, but I do know the Lord qualifies those He calls. Entonces, me voy a Noruega. Woop-yeah!

Right: My brother Eli and I with my call. Surprised faces all around. Left: The "Where in the WORLD is Sister Stevens Serving?" guess poster. (Pun off of "Where in the WORLD is Carmen San Diego, and a sweet alliteration if you ask me.) The closest anyone got was Germany, and when I initially saw that guess I thought to myself, "you jerk! Don't guess anything in Europe!"


  1. Yay!! I am happy for you Abby!! That makes me happy, you are going to help build up the Kingdom of God in Norway!! There is someone who is waiting for you to hear about the gospel and only you will be able to touch them in a way that no one else will!! I LOVE You! You are truly an amazing daughter of God! As we all are!! :) I am so happy! =)

  2. Thanks Em! I really appreciate it :)

  3. I know this is late coming, but that is great! Norway...I've heard it's cold there.

    You are going to be a great missionary, Abby. Make sure you give us your mailing address! I might not ever answer my phone, but I am better at writing letters.