Monday, December 29, 2014

Prepare to Serve Abroad

So I may only have had one day to prepare so far but heres a few things that I'm doing to prepare to serve my mission abroad.

  1. Study Preach My Gospel - No shocker here as thats probably the most import thing I can do to be spiritually prepared.
  2. Read the Book of Mormon in German - This is a double whammy. Reading the Book of Mormon before leaving for your mission is a must, but doing it in the language you've been called to also counts for studying the language.
  3. Learning German - Because I'll be sent to the land of "Guten Tag" and "Wie Gehts" I figure it isn't that bad to have a head start on my german. 
  4. Learning to Cook - Not to toot my own horn or anything but I'm a decent cook. However I only know how to cook Americano and Panamanian (I doubt theres a lot of plantains in Germany). So I've began to research german cuisine. 
  5. Working Out - No secret here but a mission is a lot of work and I'm no body builder. Im starting with the 7 min workout and going to be adding to that till my mission. 
  6. Goal Setting - The final piece of the puzzle to get me where I want to be. Once I have a better idea of where I'm at I will be setting goals on where I want to be before I leave for my mission. 

     7. Stalking my new mission. This is pretty self explanatory I'm slowly visiting every website that so much as references the Frankfurt Mission. 

Sunday, December 28, 2014


I got my mission call !!!!!!

Dear Elder Flickinger,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Germany Frankfurt Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.
You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, May 13, 2015!!

Basically I have 135 days to learn German.... Ich Kann dutch lernen.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Still Waiting

Wanted to keep you all informed. My application is/was in Salt Lake but beyond that I dont know where it is. I keep checking the mail each day though. Right now I'm at the pause for effect part of waiting... 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'll go Where you Want me to Go

​My mission papers are officially in Salt Lake. YEAAAA. So now its time to take your bid and see where I get sent. Go to and enter my name (Flickinger) and the super secret access code nephi. Then all you have to do is make a prediction.  I guessed that I would go to Illinois or Switzerland. When I get my call I'll post it here on my blog and enter it to the website to see who won. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Great Wait Begins

I had my interview with the stake president on Tuesday. He says that he will turn my my papers to Guatemala on Sunday. From there they get sent to The Church Headquarters in Salt Lake. Salt Lake then makes the assignment and sends it back to us here in Panama. Luckily almost everything is online so the mail time has gone down dramatically. Still its expected I wont have a call for three or four weeks. And even then I probably wont be leaving until February. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Progress Update

I have successfully turned my online application over to my bishop. All that I have to do now is get interviewed my by Bishop and my Stake President to officially submit my missionary application (a.k.a. Papers). I'm really excited to be at this point and cannot wait to get a call. I put my availability leave date as Nov 11. Which means that I could leave for my mission any date after that. Although I'll receive training in the MTC that doesn't leave a lot of time to prepare. Can't wait to turn in my papers. -Peter

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