So I bought my plane ticket to
Two months and counting.
After attending this conference which consists of education and various interviews/consultations I will be notified if I am selected as an official missionary candidate with SAMS. At that point, if I accept the invitation, I will hit the road and write letters to tell my story and try to raise funds. I will also finalize my area of placement/length of stay.
Once I raise the proper funds, get all the medical stuff taken care of (physical/immunizations) and get the final clearance from SAMS I can leave for my first “tour of duty”.
Lots of questions will be answered at the conference and after my time with SAMS in January I should have a good idea as to whether or not SAMS is the right fit for me.
SAMS mailed me their missionary handbook which I am studying before attending the conference. I have been glancing through the handbook and joking with
Under no circumstances will the Society pay any ransom for the release of a SAMS missionary, or anyone being held hostage who is in any way related to the Society.
No one may leave for overseas service without having a current will. Copies of important documents must be left with the next of kin.
Pretty standard stuff I’m sure. But it’s still weird to see it in writing. Maybe I could do a video will. That would be cool.
Good thing my bro is a lawyer so he can help me with that will.
And good thing my mom is not reading this.