Just doing what I asked.....

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Dear family and friends,

I had an interview with my mission president this week. It was great. I really, really love my mission president. He is a really great, great man, and funny too. He is confident in my abilities, which makes me a little nervous.. cuz he expects a lot of me. But it is good to have someone who expects that of me, keeps me working hard and always remembering that ultimately I am on the Lord's errand. I need to do my absolute best. In the interview he asked me some questions about my parents. He wanted to make sure of course, that my father was okay and that he knew for sure that I was okay. (like I said, Kurt gentry is known here in the Urdaneta Mission). Then he asked me how old Walker was and this is how our conversation went from there. word for word (almost)

Him: How old is the youngest 
me: 16
Him: Oh, so he could stay home
me: yeah?
Him: I am asking about your family, because I think your parents can serve here in the Philippines Urdaneta Mission. Yes, Kasi we need two more couple missionaries, and I know that I can get your parents assigned here in Urdaneta. 
me: *kinda of laughing*
Him: (serious) I am serious. There are three elders in the quorum that think like filipinos and that is Elder Oaks, Elder Cook, and Elder (one of the new ones). I'll be here for three more years and you'll be here for a while. so they would just return a little bit after you. It would work. Talk to them.
Me: I dont know. My parents want to serve but probably in the future.
Him: Just talk to them. (then he proceeds to write. "Sister Gentry's parents will serve in the Urdaneta mission")

So I am just following the counsel of my mission president. I know right now in your life is not the right time. Maybe in the future though you will get to serve where I served. That would be cool.

I love you all dearly. I miss everyone. I pray for your health and safety everyday. 
Sorry my emails have been a little skimpy lately. It is difficult to relay everything that happens in the week. Some experiences are so powerful, there is no way to describe it. You just feel it in your heart. These people, these experiences, they are engraved in my heart. There is no sufficient word to describe it. There is one clip in the "District" (which we watch for training) a woman goes into the chapel and is overwhelmed. She describes it "It feels like there is something too big to fit inside me. It is nice." Its true. You just feel like your heart is so swollen with gratitude, and love for Heavenly Father, for all the blessings He has given me, for his plan, for my family, for my friends, for the people I meet everyday. It is all so much bigger than me, than any of us. It gives you a glimpse of the grandeur of the eternities. It brings peace and joy. It feels nice. 

Mom and Dad, think about what my mission president said, I know a mission is in your future, maybe not right now, but I am sure you two will have an opportunity to serve again and make a difference in the hearts of others once again. 


SIster Gentry


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