I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am assigned to labor in the Cape Verde Praia Mission!
I report to the MTC on October 20th. For eighteen months I will serve on this island nation of about ten small islands off the western coast of Africa and will speak to and teach the people of Cape Verde in the Portuguese language.
It was so wonderful to be surrounded by my family as I opened my call. I was way off with my guess (Boston), but I don't think any of us could have imagined I would be called to serve in Cape Verde! I can hardly stand to think of the three months separating me from my MTC date, but it'll give me plenty of time to prepare and maybe even pick up a bit of Portuguese!
Cape Verde [vurd]-noun: a republic consisting of a group of islands (Cape Verde Islands) in the Atlantic, West of Senegal in West Africa: formerly an overseas territory of Portugal; gained independence in 1975.
-noun: the capital of Cape Verde, in the South Atlantic Ocean on South São Tiago Island. Population 39,000.