My oldest boy got a big white envelope in the mail yesterday containing a mission call!! That envelope totally changed the rest of my day in a happy way. If you are reading this you are most likely a genealogist and understand when I say I had some chores to do before the crowd arrived. 😉
We had a map for everyone to guess where he might be going. After everyone had arrived (lots and lots and lots of kids and some family members and neighbors) we called all the grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles that wanted to be on speaker phone and he opened his call.
My oldest son, that little 2 lb. 8 1/2 ounce baby, is going to spend two years in the Columbia, South Carolina Mission. He will be teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the people of South Carolina. He reports to the Missionary Training Center (MTC) on August 17th.
I do not know how to express my joy. So many happy feels at my house!
If you are curious about what an LDS missionary does, this short video gives a great, basic explanation.
If you are curious about what Mormons believe you can learn a little bit here.