I am not going to pretend that leaving everything about 'normal' life behind is easy. I have spent a majority of the past year-and-a-half feeling terrified, inadequate, and unworthy of the call. However, I can happily say that putting my trust in God and doing as He has asked has brought me reassurance and a sense of calm. It really works.
Since I am going to be so far removed from you all, I'd like to thank you for your love and support before I go. A mission requires a lot of selflessness (I'm not always good at that) in order to "Forget yourself and go to work". It is so much easier to give love when you feel it, and all the love I have felt from you as I've been preparing to leave has bolstered my desire to serve. Thank you, and may God be with you till we meet again.