Welcome to my Mission Blog!
Elder Norris is my name for the next two years! I have chosen to devote this portion of my life to serve and honor my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ as a missionary for His Church. I will spend it away from my family and friends that I love, and activities I enjoy. I am excited for the new things I will learn, and the experiences I will have to increase my testimony of my Savior.
The choice to serve a mission was mine, entirely. Since I was very young, I have prepared and planned on serving. The Church does not pay me to go on a mission. My mission is funded completely through the sacrifice of me, my family, and the support of friends that wish to contribute to my mission.
I did not get to choose where I was to serve. When I completed my paperwork, I checked the box that said I would like to learn a new language, and I checked the box that said I would be willing to serve outside of the U.S. But I always said, “I will go where ever the Lord calls me…and someplace where it snows.” That place happened to be in the Indianapolis, Indiana Mission! It’s gotten pretty cold in Indiana, but no snow yet. (I’m sure praying for snow though!) 😀
If you would like to know more of what a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does, please visit this link that will tell you all about the Missionary Work I am doing, and why.
Also, if you happen to come in contact with the missionaries, allow them to share a message with you, perform an act of service, or simply just be kind to them. They have left their familiar lives at home to teach others a glad message, and invite all to come unto Christ. “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
I hope you enjoy this mission journey with me, and that your faith grows from reading my experiences!