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Have a great year and a half!

Life can make some twists and turns.


Life has been full of adventures (of which I will post about later). I've spent time in DC and NYC working, playing, exploring and spending time with family and friends. I have been making life decisions. I have been learning to trust in God (because he knows what is best for us).  With all that being said, I have decided that I am going on my mission to Salvador Brazil! I will leave in late August and I am so excited to be a missionary to share God's love for all of his children. He really does love us and and he will answer our prayers! I know that he does. So as life turns in crazy directions that you couldn't expect, know that God knows what is best and will guide you along the way. And the best part is, he wants us to be happy, so he'll help us know what things we need to accomplish to make us the most happy and best person we could be. So bring on the challenges, turns and twist of life, I'm ready to give it my best!

Christmas time is a time for Crafts...

So here I am, it's 1:40 am and what am I doing? Sleeping over at my best friends house (aka my cousin, mi sicolega) Cheri! We have been watching some good movies- Hallmark movies - Mrs. Miracle and Borrowed Hearts! Well I just so happened whipped up a little craft while I am here. Mostly after the holidays you have to take down all the decorations, so I decided to make a craft to last through the cold. I didn't even spend a cent - these were all leftovers from other craft projects. I think they turned out pretty well! 

They've called me on a mission!

Hey friends!
It's been a long wait....but I got my mission call!!!!

I'm going to.........drumroll..........

SALVADOR BRAZIL! I leave April 24th to fly to the Brazil Sao Paulo Mtc. I am so stoked. (a beautiful/historic city!)

I should have known I'd get called there seeing the follow reasons ...

-My older sister served in Brazil (and everyone says we are so alike)
-My roommate this semester Jari is half Brazilian
- I made a great friend last spring who was from Brazil
-Both my home teachers this semester served in....guess where? Brazil!
- My little brother Elder King? Oh yeh he's serving in Brazil right now! (a few more weeks left in the MTC)
- 2 of my cousins also served in Brazil.

I wondered and wondered where I would get called to. I should have realized Heavenly Father was giving me clues all along! I am so excited. - I am the 5th grandchild on my dad's side to serve there and 3rd in my family!

A few fun facts:
-According to wikipedia  " Salvador features a tropical rainforest climate with no discernable dry season.."
-Salvador is the first capital of Brazil (very old and historic)
-nickname is the Brazil's Capital of Happiness because it is of the people are easygoing.
-It  was the center for the slave trade. Hence it is the home of African Brazilian Culture.
- I've heard the people speak a lot slower there! ( It a more relaxed and laid back culture- so hopefully this will help with my speaking)
- The people are very ready to hear the gospel. A sister missionary I spoke with said that you have the opportunity to teach many people and they are so kind.
- My mission is very close to my brother's mission. As in, we are pretty sure they share a border! Also did I mention that because I am waiting for my visa, I am not leaving til April 24th? I did mention that but did you realize that because of this, my brother and I will return back at nearly the SAME TIME? I am so excited to share mission stories and experiences when I get back! We will both return from a country and people we have grown to love. Can't wait to have share this similarity with my brother!

When I went to the 1st Presidency Christmas Devotional I saw this front license plate. I'm going there in 128 days!

Estou tão animado para servir em Salvador Brasil!

I hope........

THEY CALL ME ON A MISSION!

I know I have been missing in action the past little while, but I've decided what a better time to post than this exciting one. I've decided to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! It has been on my mind for the past little while and I finally decided about 3 weeks ago to go. Then with a skip, hop and jump I filled out my mission papers very quickly and turned them in last Thursday! I cannot wait to serve my Heavenly Father and testify of his son Jesus Christ and the wonderful gospel that I have been blessed to grow up with. I can't wait. Under two weeks and I'll know where I am going! I cannot wait to share this wonderful message with all of God's children! And how awesome that I will be serving at the same time as my sister Sarah and my brother Michael! I cannot wait!

If you want to guess where I am going, simply follow the next steps....

1. go to calledtowhere.com
2. search for Hollie King
3. enter the code -TnYYc
4. make your predictions of where I will go!
5. wait in anticipation to find out where I will serve!

There's nothing like a good day in Virginia!


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I am absolutely in the best place right now for me! I got to Virginia last Friday (which was perfect!) I was able to stay with some counselors that night. However, they were at EFY so I just went to bed because I got only like a few hours of sleep the night before. Saturday morning was filled with fun adventures! Whitney, the health counselor at EFY invited me to go to a waterfall with her and some of the EFY counselor gang. It was absolutely beautiful. I became instant friends with Whitney and also her friend Kristen...who is a building counselor. Kristen is fun loving, loud, and makes me laugh so much! We totally hit it off. Afterwards I moved into my dorm room and then a few hours later we headed to Indian Food. It ended up being around a 35 ish minute ride, but was my first experience with Indian Food. I ordered some yummy chicken Tiki Masala and Naan. (This delicious flat bread!) Natasha, I thought of you and took a picture for you! During dinner I was laughing so hard, making connections to all the counselors, and I was honestly SO HAPPY! I can't really describe the feeling other than saying I was seriously almost in tears because I was feeling so happy. I know this is where I'm supposed to be for these next few weeks! On the way my leftover container spilled all over my shirt so I was smelling Indian for the rest of the night! Oh well, you win some, you loose some!  We went out to get some delicious Italian Gelato afterward. The drive back lasted over an hour because we missed the exit. However, I didn't mind because I was seriously riding with some very fun people! And lovely Whitney, when she came to come get me, she said "We'll have to squeeze in because all the cars are full...but I promised you could come so I still came." What a sweetheart! Sunday was a great day too! We had church and a lovely fireside with our session directors. I made some more friends as well.  I have met so many fun people and have awesome experiences here. EFY CRAZINESS started on Monday. I am seriously so busy every day! From 6:15 in the morning until at least 10:35 at night. It's so crazy. We have devotionals, firesides, free time, classes, variety shows, lunch duty, dinner duty, scriptures study...and let's not forget the crazy dances! We had a dance Tuesday which was a blast....but the downer is we have to wear pants...no Shorts. And believe me when I say I love my shorts! Wednesday was a fun day because that's when my girls and I started really bonding...along with the rest of my company.  Today was a wonderfully spiritually uplifting night because we had a fireside and testimony meeting. And I had the privilege of singing with two wonderful girls this song called he is the one. It strengthened my testimony of Jesus Christ and his love for us.  I also loved today because we got to dress in Sunday clothes. Yes, no polo for today! I cannot wait for tomorrow, another dance and fun activities. The time is warped her at EFY. I am making great friends and I feel like I've known them for so long, yet it's been less than a week. It's refreshing to meet people from all these eastern states and hear of their lives and their stories. Here are some pictures from my adventure so far!

PS. Let's just say one more thing...remember how I love to talk in accents? Well I've been picking up a southern/gangsta accent. So don't be surprised if you hear me saying ya'll or sounding a bit different when I get back. It's becoming a part of me. And I love it!
 BEAUTIFUL PANTHER FALLS!
 delicious indian experience!
 yaya... my first day as a couselor!

I be loving the free ice cream at lunch....delicious! It reminds me of my days at Cherry Hill....


My old roommate Jessica and I waiting to be stage crew for the variety show.

Hello Summer...

Let the packing begin. Let the goodbyes commence. Le the summer fun begin....

 4 days until my adventures back East  for EFY  in Virginia and visiting friends and family in Washington DC, NYC, and Boston! I can't wait! Stay tuned for more adventures:)