Saturday, December 4, 2010

Why I'm a Missionary: Sister Kenemore LDS Online Missionary

My Journey to being an online missionary started way back on May 4th 2009 when I went with my best friend Dianna to have breakfast at IHOP at about 11 o'clock at night.  I asked her all about her mission that night, I don't know why but I was very curious about her life as a missionary, so my questions began and didn't end till about 1:30 in the morning.  I had felt the spirit prompt me to prepare for a mission, when I got home I woke up my mom to tell her what the spirit had told me.  She perked right up and we talked for about another hour in my room about what all this meant.  I had later talked to my bishop and had gotten discouraged, he didn't seem as excited as I was at the time.  So I put it on the back burner.  I found out 3 weeks later that my dad had take a job offer in Salt Lake City, Utah and was planning to move up there with the rest of the family.

I prayed to see if I needed to go, the spirit confirmed to me that I needed to go, so reluctantly I moved with them to Holladay, Utah.  I quickly made some new friends and came to find out that most of them had served missions, big slap in the face right there! I need to serve a mission... and I wasn't getting out of it.

 In August of 2009 I set up an appointment with my newly called bishop and we began the process together. I finally got my paper's in the week after Halloween and received my call about 2 weeks later, my call said that I would be serving in the California Santa Rosa Mission, I  was so excited to serve in California! i was born in southern California and felt that it was were I was needed.

I got to my mission field on March 2nd 2010 and instantly connected with President Bunker and Sister Bunker, I told them that LasVegas is where my heart is! and quickly became a favorite. After being out for 2 transfers I got the call that I would be training a new missionary right out of the MTC (missionary training center) and i was SCARED! I was still a new missionary myself but President Bunker knew that  I would need challenges here, so I trained Sister Nestman, who is an online missionary too.  After I was transferred to Fortuna, California (way north). I was invited to a leadership meeting, I was super excited because I've been to them before and they were amazing! Than......they dropped the bomb (great bomb to be dropped if there was ever going to be one) that there would be 18 missionaries from our mission that were being called to be Online Missionaries, we talked about it than President Bunker announced the names of those missionaries... I was one of them.
 At first I felt like I was breaking rules, but it got easier, I felt inadequate to be doing this, but I kept on.  I now love being an online missionary and look forward to talking to people everyday online about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  So now I've been blogging and talking to people on facebook for a few months.  I LOVE doing this.   I communicate with my investigators, less actives and recent converts! It's such an amazing tool to use.
    I was recently transferred to Santa Rosa-Peterson Lane ward and absolutely love it! The members here are so strong and willing to help us in anything that we do.  They support us and do all they can to help us.  I feel so blessed to be a part of this online missionary work! I know that through my efforts and the efforts of all 200 online missionaries that we are taking the gospel to places it's never been heard! and to people that need this gospel! I love being a missionary! I will be a missionary for the rest of my life.  Every member a missionary. I would love to help any of your friends to find out about the gospel.

With love,

Sister Brook Kenemore  

California Santa Rosa Mission

Check out my blog: Diary of a Sister Missionary


Evamarie said...

It really is awesome how the Lord works. I knew from a very young age I was to serve a mission I remember around 13 years of age having a youth conference. At the youth conference we had one taught by the missionaries and they asked who wanted to serve a mission. I shot up my hand and looked around I was the only young woman to do so. I think it surprised the elder more than me. I did serve and before I received my call the spirt whispered to me where I was to serve. I think if I hadn't been told it would of made for some interesting conversations.

Dr. B said...


Thanks for your comment it helps to know that sister missionaries are contributing to the missionary cause. My wife and four of my daughters have now served with three more daughters to go. It is hard to overcome the pressure of getting married versus going on a mission. My wife and daughters realize you can do both and contribute in meaningful ways to building the kingdom of God. Thanks for sharing your experience it is meaningful.

Sister Brook Kenemore said...

Where did you serve your mission Evamarie? i wish i would have known since i was younger! but i guess the Lord tell's us when we are ready!