Sunday, August 28, 2011

And so it begins . . .

David's mission papers were submitted the beginning of May, 2011. He was hoping to receive the call 2 weeks after the papers went in. The calls usually come on a Thursday. So, when the Thursday 2 weeks after the papers were submitted arrived and David checked the mail he was disappointed to find nothing for him. We figured it would be another week until his call arrived. However, the next day (Friday, May 20th, 2011) when his dad checked the mail the call was there! We contacted family members and friends and arranged a 'big reveal'. People were on the phone and on skype and David opened the call. Imagine our surprise when he read "Mexico, Culiacan Mission". Nobody had guessed Mexico as the place he would be called. David was thrilled because he wanted to go to a foreign country and wanted to go someplace where they spoke Spanish.  I was a little nervous at first because Mexico can be scary. But, when I thought about how the Lord protects his missionaries I knew he would be ok. And, it's a wonderful place to serve. So many people are interested in the gospel.  David was to report to the MTC on August 24, 2011. So, he had about 3 months to prepare.

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