Maren has planned to serve a mission for years, so when the prophet announced that the mission age would change for young women from 21 years old to 19 years old, she could hardly wait until it was her time to serve. She watched her brother submit his mission application immediately after the President Monson's announcement, and shortly after that he received his call to serve in the Denmark Copenhagen Mission.
When Kolby left on his mission, Maren knew there was a good possibility that she would not see him again until the end of her own mission, three an a half years later. What a blessing it was when Maren learned she would enter the Missionary Training Center two weeks after her brother returned home!
"Dear Sister Madsen,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. It is anticipated you will serve for a period of 18 months. You should report to the Mexico Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. You will prepare to preach the Gospel in the Spanish language...."
|Sabrina, Kolby, Maren Madsen|