My Missionary Commission


I am Called of God. My authority is above that of the kings of the earth. By revelation I have been selected as a personal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Master and he has chosen me to represent him. To stand in his place, to say and do what he himself would say and do if he personally were ministering to the very people to whom he has sent me. My voice is his voice, and my acts are his acts; my words are his words, and my doctrine is his doctrine. My commission is to do what he wants done. To say what he wants said. To be a living modern witness in word and deed of the divinity of his great and marvelous latter-day work.
-Elder Bruce R McConkie
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Calling the MTC & Speeding (12/21/10)

Okay, so calling the MTC was not really a big deal, but it was totally cool to get to call the MTC, and to speak to them. I called to ask about Dylan's immunization. He needed to have his Hepatitis A shots. Note to self, make sure all my children get this shot. They are a two shot series. So he received his shot on Dec 13 and then needs to second shot on June 13th. Well the paperwork you receive says they need all their immunizations before they get to the MTC, but it also says they can get immunizations there. Well after talking with the Bishop, I called the MTC and said Dylan is to report on April 6th, he needs the second shot on June 13th. The question is should he report on April 6th or wait for the next entry date for his mission which is 6 weeks later. Well the first person and the nurse both said to still report on April 6th, and they will give him his shot (which will cost him $71.00 by the way) as close to his leaving date as possible. I did find out that he will be at the MTC for 8 weeks before heading to Madagascar. So although this isn't a big deal. It is definately a lesson to be learned. Make sure your children receive all immunizations. Dylans reason for not getting the Hep A shot was that it wasn't required as a child and when it became required to enter High School he was a junior and therefor exempt. Dayna on the other hand did need to get it. So even if they don't really need it, get it anyways. It will save some time and the $71.00 Dylan now needs to pay for an shot that insurance would have covered. They won't cover it now because his referring doctor won't be the one administering it. Bummer. But good to know that Dylan will be calling me on Mothers day from the MTC and not from Madagascar where I have to call him.

I also found out from a good friend of mine how to request a "No Criminal Report" from the police department. Apparently, there are some countries who require a letter from your local police department stating that you have no criminal record, before a visa will be issued. Yup, Madagascar and parts of Argentina require this. So if your missionary needs this just head to your local police department and go to the records department and tell them what you needs and they will get it for you. Note: This can't be done sooner than two weeks before you report. Well, at least for Madagascar. Can I say that again....Madagaaaascar! Yup. I like to say it and hear it and read it. What can I say, according to dear husband, I am obsessed with Madagaaaascar. Although I would love to post a picture of this letter, i can't as April 1st is still a bit aways, I can post this picture for your entertainment. Yup, you guessed it. Good thing speeding tickets don't go on your criminal record....if you pay the $115 fine.

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