Friday, August 17, 2012

June 30, 2012

We received a packet of information today from Elder Richard Searle, Director of Hill Cumorah Visitor's Center.  Included was the location of our soon-to-be home, itemized list of what is in the apartment (dishes, furniture, etc.), and three (3) manuals.  We are suppose to have these manuals read before we arrive in New York.  The manuals are guides to the Joseph Smith Farm, Book of Mormon Publication Site, and the Peter Whitmer Farm.  We also should have read some in the Preach My Gospel booklet.  Guess all this reading will definitely "increase our spirituality". 

In addition to all this reading, we continue to do a "little spring cleaning" to get our house ready for Stephanie Tyndall.  She will be living in our home while we are away.  We are grateful to have found someone to live here for a year. 

Each day that passes and brings us closer to leaving, I get more and more excited.  I love this Gospel and am so excited to be able to give this year of service to our Heavenly Father.

Friday, August 10, 2012


After months and months of talking, Lee & I have started the process of becoming senoir missionaries.  WOW!!  Did not know it was this checkups, physicals, tests (some where the sun does not shine), immunizations....feel like I am spending most of my time in a doctor's office somewhere.  Oh, and did I mention that Lee does not like a computer?  So, most of that has to be done my me....  it will be worth it when it is all said and done.

APRIL 17, 2012

WE DID IT!!  Finished all our requirements and pressed the button tonight to submit our mission papers to the Bishop.  Now we wait for our interview with the Stake President.  Cannot believe it has taken four months to complete the process and get them to the Bishop.  Lee & I talk about where we would like to serve.  We both would like to serve in a historic site.  I kid Lee that we will be called somewhere where he will have to use a computer everyday....since he loves them so much.  All I keep telling myself that wherever He calls us, He will qualify us. 

MAY 2, 2012

We had out interview with Stake President (David Walker) tonight...spent about an hour with him.  The advice he gave us as we were leaving was to increase our spirituality as we prepare for our mission.  Now the waiting begins....hope we hear something real soon.  I have never been a very patient person.

Getting Our Call!!!!

JUNE 8, 2012

ITS HERE!!!!  We finally received our mission call!  We have been called as visitor center missionaries in the New York Rochester Mission.  We report to the MTC September 24, 2012!  WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!

Guess you would never know that from the picture.  Cannot believe we will be serving in the "cradle of the restoration".  It does not get to be more historic than that.  We were fortunate to have approximately 30 people (family and friends) here when we opened our call and our daughter (Kerri) was on the phone as we read it out. 

We feel so blessed to be able to serve this mission.  We see our Heavenly Father's hand as we have made preparations to serve.  Our family has supported us every step of the way and we are so appreciative of that.  I pray that all will be well with our families while we are away.