Thursday, June 16, 2011
Last week, the night before we were to be set apart, President Clark and I received a phone call that would change our life. Elder Richard Hinckley informed us that our mission assignment had been changed from Alaska to St. Petersburg, Russia. My goodness! What a change! Although the idea of learning Russian in a matter of 1-2 weeks is daunting, we have been blessed with a feeling of great peace, and we have to say that this calling feels right. Although it hasn't even set in yet, we are so anxious to serve in St. Petersburg. We had begun to form warm feelings for the missionaries in Alaska, and will always pray for those elders and sisters. But now we look forward to meeting our new missionaries in Russia. We will arrive in St. Petersburg sometime in July, as soon as visas arrive. We feel blessed to serve in such a choice place.