Friday, November 13, 2015

Week 0: Set Apart

November 13th, 2015

So, I just got set apart last night (Nov 12th) at 9 P.M. I'm a real missionary now! (said like Pinocchio :P) Anyway, this is my blog and it will be updated weekly on Preparation Day (P Day) usually on a Monday, but not always. Also, I have to give my mom some time to convert the email to blog lol.
As you can see on the right hand side of this page, there is a "FOLLOW BY EMAIL" option. If you write your email there, you will automatically get blog updates at the end of the day a blog was submitted.
Also, I think I will return on Nov 15, 2017 because that is the Wednesday before the 18th (which will be 2 years) (I have 733 days right now lol.) My contact information is on the right hand side, also. My email is jordi.kloosterboer@myldsmail.net and my mail address will be:
"Illinois Chicago West Mission
1319 Butterfield Rd Ste 522
Downers Grove IL 60515-5515
United States"
after December 1st.
But, from November 18th until then it is (which is my stay in the Missionary Training Center (or MTC):
"Elder Jordi Kloosterboer
DEC07 IL-CHIW
2005 N 900 E Unit 205
Provo UT 84602"
I'm guessing the Dec 07 part means, that is my first Preparation Day in Illinois.
If you want to send me mail:
"All missionary mail must come through the US Mail or commercial delivery services. These services should not be used to send pizzas, fast foods, ice-cream, or any items that will spoil if they are not refrigerated within 24 hours. Missionaries are not called out of class to receive packages, nor do they have access to a refrigerator. For security reasons, we cannot accept any items delivered by hand."
Also on the right hand side is the Mormon.org sticker. Click on it and you will go to my Mormon.org profile. :)
At the top of the page there are two tabs, "Home" for the actual blogs and "Map of Mission Field" for, surprise, map of the mission field :P 
Anyway, I'll end with my testimony.
I know that God has a plan for us all and that we really did exist before this world (pre-mortal existence). I know that we will be happy if we follow Christ and keep his commandments. I know the Book of Mormon is a true book, and if you haven't read at least from the cover to the first chapter, you should. There are testimonies of people in there of the Book of Mormon and it is cool to read. I know the Lord will be with me during these two years to help me teach people the "good news" (aka the gospel) and that the real teacher will be the Holy Ghost.

Stay awesome people. See you in two years!!

- Elder Kloosterboer