At the threshold of missionary service
Wondering if I can do this work,
the confirming thought,
“You have been prepared for this”,
fills my mind with peace.
Remembering all the hours
I have struggled with writing articles
for the Ensign and the Stake* newspaper,
I see how my talents
have been honed.
I think also of the many difficult
policy decisions and confidences
I had to keep as a City and Stake editor.
I had to learn to make a point
clearly and succinctly,
set priorities, organize,
and work effectively with others.
Being ill has given me needed
understanding of he Gospel.
As I have had time to study
and ponder true principles,
I’ve grown closer
to my Heavenly Father.
Yes, when fears assail me,
I can respond with
the confidant assurance,
that I have been
Prepared for This Work
*half of our small town; about 3000 people; church unit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints