Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Beginning

I have been called to serve a mission for the Lord in the Philippines Manila Mission and will be speaking Tagalog (as soon as I learn how).   For anyone who would like to know more about what missionaries (me) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do please visit   I am so excited for all that this experience holds for me.  I cannot wait to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone willing to listen.  I want to thank everyone who has supported me through this decision.  I honestly could not have done this without the love from all my family and friends.  They are all so awesome!

There have been days when I am so nervous for my mission and so in love with the people and activities around me that I have somewhat wondered about my decision to serve, to leave everything I have here.  One of those days I was thinking about how great my life is now and how different my life is about to become when I realized that that is the reason I am leaving and accepting change.  I am SO blessed.  My life is so wonderful because of the gospel of Jesus Christ blesses me and gives me hope in everything I do.  Everyone deserves to have this kind of happiness in their lives.  That is the message I hope to share on my mission; that life is awesome and that it can only get better with the gospel!  So really I am serving a mission because I have been given much.  And now I too must (and want to) give.

So…. I have never been a very good writer.  I can’t express my feeling very well in writing and I am certainly never eloquent.  However, since I have decided to serve a mission, I will be communicating through writing only (with the exception of mother’s day and Christmas when I will be able to talk to my family) for the next 18 months.  In light of this, I have decided to start this blog to keep all of those I love updated about my life if they wish to read about it.  J

If anyone wants to write me, starting August 29th until October 31st my address will be:
                              Sister Jaclyn Hamm
                              MTC Mailbox # 288
                              PHI-MAN 1031
                              2005 N 900 E
                              Provo, UT 84604-1793

After October 31st you can send mail to:
                              Sister Jaclyn Hamm
                              Philippines Manila Mission
                              PO Box 1997
                              Makati  Central PO, Makati City
                              1200 Metro Manila

 That’s about all for now.  Let the adventure begin.  J