Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sister Lauren Neeleman,
Dear Sister Neeleman;
You are hereby called to serve in as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Brazil Sao Paulo West Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period f 18 months.
You should report to the Brazil Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Everyone guessing where Lauren will serve before her announcement and opening of the call!

Lauren opened her mission call with our little family before opening for the big crowd at the large announcement party. This was so amazing. I liked being able to focus on Lauren and looking at the papers in her call together and playing hostess to the party after I was able to talk with Lauren. There were about 75-100 people at the house and Grandparents and family on the phone conference call.

Many of the people here commented that they didn't know Lauren was thinking of going on a mission. She started thinking about this months ago and for some reason suddenly stopped her papers because something didn't feel right. Lauren kept going with life, school and the business program. She applied to BYU Finance program in early June. Right after she was excepted she felt like she should go in a mission. Lauren does really well when she has a path and direction in her life. This works amazingly, she will return in June and start the Finance program in August!