The Best Place to Be

    “The Best Place to Be,” New Era, Nov. 2006, 45

    The Best Place to Be

    When I was 17, I was doubting that I would go on a mission. I really had no intention of going because I was focused on other things, like dating, movies, and parties.

    As I saw friends who remained true to the gospel and had their minds focused on serving a mission, I had a distinct feeling to get on my knees and ask the Lord for guidance. I asked in sincerity if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church. I received a confirmation by the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    From that day on, I began preparing myself to go on a mission. It was very hard work, but it was worth it. I was able to follow my friends into the mission field, knowing that I was doing what was right.

    Now I am on my mission, finding people so they can have the same blessings I have. I know that I couldn’t be in a better place than I am now.

    Photograph by Emily Leishman