Setting: June 29, 2011—Apartment 101
The plan was to watch all three Narnia movies in a row (I’ve wanted to do that for a while). For “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, I was joined by Joey, Justin, and John (3 of my roommates). After the first movie, Joey and Justin had to go and it was left to just me and John. About half-way through “Prince Caspian”, I was watching by myself (I can’t remember where John had disappeared to) and my phone starts ringing. I look at it and realize that President Mullen (my BYU stake president) is calling me. Immediately, I shut off the TV and answer the phone.
He tells me that the mission department is sending me back to the mission field. They’re sending me to the Canada Calgary Mission for two or three transfers to make sure that I’ll be okay, but as long as that goes well, I’m going back to Toronto.
After I got off the phone with President Mullen, I called home to tell my parents, but as luck would have it, Tyler told me that Dad was taking Mom dinner at work. So for the next twenty minutes, I waited for Dad to get home, as Joey and John watched me go crazy, because I couldn’t tell them yet. Finally, I got ahold of Dad and I was finally able to tell people.
I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for the opportunity He has given me to share the gospel again. What I know about the Atonement and the Plan of Salvation means so much to me and I’m excited to share it with others.
--Spencer… Elder Ficiur JJJ