Saturday, August 7, 2010

Arizona Tucson Mission

I am called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Arizona Tucson Mission; Spanish speaking. I am so incredibly excited! It just feels so right. Nothing has felt more right to me before. I know that this is where the Lord needs me most and I will be speaking the language that I am most needed. I report to the Missionary Training Center on October 20, 2010. My entire life I dreamed of serving a mission. Now it's finally here. The enthusiasm is there, but I would be lying if I didn't say that I was scared even just a little. I will be giving up 18 months of my life and I am not guaranteed success. My biggest fear in serving a mission is that all my efforts will be in vain. That I will work all day, every day and give it my all and not see any success. I know though that when we are on the Lords errand we are entitled to the Lords help. If I just work hard, obey with exactness, and follow the spirit I cannot fail. For my God is with me withersoever I goest. I haven't felt this happy in a long time. Serving a misison is where I want to be and my Heavenly Father approves of my decision. I can't wait to get out there! I know I will face challenges. I know there will be hard times. I also know that I won't regret my decision to serve. It's just another step in becoming who God wants me to become.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Faith to be guided in the future as we have the past

Obviously, I haven't been on here in a while. A lot has happened in the last year and a half. I decided to not serve a mission right when I turned 21 but rather I went back to Utah State where I finished my Bachelor's degree in Pscyhology. I finally made it to Europe in May 2009 then I went on another great adventure to Costa Rica in May 2010. Both trips changed my life and were the experiences of a lifetime! Now that I am a college graduate I felt prompted to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I should be getting my call here real soon. Life truly is beautiful! It doesn't always go according to plan but I know that when we follow the spirit and put God first then we can have faith in the future. We can have faith that he is guiding us to where he wants us and to where we can become who we were meant to become as children of God.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Free Bird

It's crazy how time goes by so fast! I have only a year of school after this... at least for my Bachelor's degree. Who knows how much longer it will take when I go to graduate school? Who knows what I will be doing in life? I have always had my life planned out. I knew exactly what I would be doing one, two, and even five years in advance. However, suddenly I find myself at a crossroad, unsure of where to go next in life. What will I be doing this time next year? Will I be on a mission or finishing up my degree? If I decide to wait another year before going on a mission do I live in this same apartment or do I live in a house with friends? There are so many choices and although many may seem insignificant all I want to do is what I'm supposed to do. I want to go where I can make the biggest difference in another person's life. For the first time in my life I don't have a plan. I'm as Lynard Skynard puts it a "Free Bird." I've decided to just go with wherever life takes me and to stop worrying about it. As long as I keep doing what is right I know the Lord will guide and direct me.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Here I am

I finally succombed to the fascinating world of blogging. I'm kind of excited! Here' s an update of my life.... I attended Snow College the last two years. I absolutely loved it there! Ephraim will always hold a special place in my heart. I am now in the beautiful Cache Valley attending Utah State University. I absolutely love the beauty of this valley and the many opportunities to do outdoor things. A few weeks ago a bunch of us hiked up to the Wind Caves in Logan Canyon. It was phenominal! As the leaves were begining to change it was so peaceful standing a top the caves. This demonstrates my love for hiking and the outdoors. I also enjoy playing just about any sport... skiing and soccer have got to be my favorites. Traveling is super important to me. I have actually just booked a trip to Europe in May!!! I'm going to Netherlands, France, Italy, and Greece. I will definetly blog that trip :) I enjoy helping other because so many have helped me in my life. That is why I am majoring in Psychology. I want to be a counseling psychologist. This is me, this is who I am. I'm TaLisha Wheatley and I'm trying to make a difference in this world!