“My eighteen months of missionary service has been the biggest volunteer work that I have done. I realized that life becomes more meaningful when people start serving one another. The church has made a great impact in our lives. Major changes occurred in my life, as a result of the education I pursued after completing the mission. I felt education was important, so I went to school to study law and became a lawyer. When I was on my mission, the most frequently asked question, when visiting many homes, was what university I graduated from or attended.
Often, as opposed to me, my companions were in school, they would say they were on leave of absence to go on their mission as an answering to this question, but for me this question was embarrassing, and I did not know what to say. So I was shy.
My father wanted to send all his children to school for education, but due to financial difficulties, my two older brothers became military men, and now he wanted to educate the next children, but he retired in 2003 and could afford sending only the third brother to school. When I returned from my mission, my father said he truly wanted to help his only daughter to get a good education. Then, after my mission, I turned to the Perpetual Education Fund of the church for help and completed my undergraduate degree, and my father was greatly pleased.”