Monday, April 20, 2009

Depart for Mission

On Friday April 3rd we left home to begin our missionary journey. It was difficult to get away, but we arrived at Bonnie’s on Friday. We were able to listen to General Conference with Bonnie’s family. Bonnie helped me finish getting ready. We flew from Arcata, CA to Salt Lake City on Wed. April 8th. (The baggage was just within the weight limits.)

We stayed at Marjorie’s home as Wendy was finishing up her last semester for her master’s in accounting. We enjoyed being able to visit with Marjorie’s, Wendy’s, John’s, and William’s families.

On Sunday evening (April 19th) before we entered the MTC, Wendy arranged for the family to hold a family home evening at her house. Dad taught the lesson on feasting on the word of God, and he and I bore our testimonies to the family. It was a special spiritual experience. Thank you Wendy for arranging it. We particularly wanted our children and grandchildren to know that we are serving missions because we know the gospel is true and desire to serve the Lord. “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Also we want our children and grandchildren to stand together and strengthen each other so we can return to live with Heavenly Father as a family. We love all of you and will miss all of you; we will be thinking of you and praying for you.