I had received my call and being naïve, I did not know that I needed to write an acceptance letter to the First Presidency. I was overcome with an inadequacy of being able to write a formal letter. I began to search for ideas of the correct language and format, however, I knew that my call was inspired and I knew that my acceptance letter should be also.
I began with a prayer and pondered the reasons I was going on a mission. I made sure that this piece of writing would be an accurate representation and reflect the type of missionary I intended on being and to share my testimony of this gospel. When in doubt, always testify of truth.
I would encourage you to write in your own words as plagiarism isn’t cute, and it can be an experience that is lead by the spirit. You will know what to write, just as you will be able to teach others according to their individual needs.
Congratulations and good luck !
My letter is as follows.
I graciously accept the call from you and the Lord to serve in the England Manchester Mission for a period of 18 months. Although unexpected, I truly believe that this call was inspired of God and I will continue to diligently prepare physically, mentally and spiritually to be able to stand worthily and righteously as a disciple of Christ. I know that I can’t do this mission alone, that I am an ‘instrument in the hands of the Lord’ and that as I strive to be completely obedient, I will be able to be lead by the spirit as I come to find those who are prepared to hear His gospel. I am eternally blessed for the opportunity that I had to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ to know that I am a daughter of God. I believe it’s important for us all to realise that we are all children of God and have divine potential. That we can embrace God’s plan and strive to be the very best we can be by following in Jesus’ Christ’s example. I am so grateful to be able to share the knowledge and light that I have received in my life with people of the England Manchester Mission. Thank you for this calling and for your inspiring example. I write these words humbly in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Sister Madeleine Turnbull