I, Whitney Roper, am going to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!!! Big news? Yup, I know.
Pretty much my life plans drastically changed one week ago. When President Monson announced the mission ages had changed, I could not have been more excited. I had never thought about a mission before. Heck, I don't even know my major in college! But this announcement changed everything. I went from a girl who was trying to adjust to college, trying to figure out her major, and just kind of drifting through life not knowing what was next to a girl who is going to leave everything behind for eighteen months.. Say whaaaat?! I don't even know how this happened!
I've really been trying to figure out if this is what I'm supposed to do.. I've kind of had the yes answer in the back of my head this past week, but I wasn't completely sure.. Until today. This weekend is stake conference and tonight we had a meeting completely focused on missionary work. Coincidence? I think not. Two sister missionaries in our stake talked to us. It was amazing! I don't even know how to describe the spirit these two ladies brought. I wish I could take everyone I know back and make them listen to these two! I can never thank them enough for giving me my answer.
A highlight of the night was a convert that spoke. The two sisters had converted her. It was so amazing to listen to her story and know that I could be changing people's lives like that. Tonight honestly made me soooo excited for this opportunity! I know I can't possibly regret going, but I know if I didn't go then that is something I would regret.. Especially after tonight. There's no denying the answer.. YES I am supposed to go on a mission!