Thursday, January 31, 2013

And He's Off....

My heart if full and a bit tender today.  Here are pictures from our last few days with David.  We dropped him off at the MTC yesterday.  I know he will be a wonderful missionary.  He will spread God's Word and Love to the people in Portland.  If I didn't have a testimony of this work, I could never let him go.  

Getting Ready

Some neighbor boys made this Elder and
brought it over for David.  So cute!

Lots of white shirts!


and more stuff.

Poor kid, his heart was broken when he found he really
wasn't going.  

Last Pictures   

These two just had to get in some last antics.  They won't be together again until Jonathan gets home from HIS mission in the summer of 2016.

And Mary will just beat David home by a few months.  She leaves in April.

He may be an elder, but he's still a younger brother.  Stealing and trying on Deborah's (much smaller!) coat.

One of the only 2 girls his age he can still hug.

Let's see, what words of wisdom can I share with you?  Um, I love you!

Work hard out there.   When times get too hard, just remember to breathe, in and out.  And pray, yeah, that's good, too.

Final Good byes at the MTC

It went really fast.  We were there, and then he was gone.  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Farewell and Gathering

David will be speaking at the Village Way Chapel today at 11 a.m.  After church, we will have an open house for him at our home.  Please feel free to come by and wish him well.  If you have any advice or encouragement, please leave him a note in the comments and I will make sure he gets it.

Thank you for all your prayers!  This is an exciting time for him.