Sunday, September 15, 2013

Our Mission Call

For the last several years, Paul has had a specific retirement date in his mind which would be in October of 2015.  Much to our surprise, he along with many others, was offered an early retirement from his employer and we decided to take it.  Our retirement date jumped up two years to October of 2013.  We had always planned on going on a mission together after he retired, so our mission plans jumped up two years as well.  It is amazing how easy it is to submit papers that will have a life changing affect on us but we did just that.  We submitted our mission papers, not requesting any specific mission or type of mission on Sunday, May 26, 2013.  Our mission call arrived in a large white envelope on Friday, July 5, 2013 but we waited to open it when our family would be at our home on Sunday, July 7.  

Because our oldest granddaughter was getting married in July, our family that could make it to the wedding was visiting and was also at our home when we opened our mission call.  Our plan was to open our mission call about 7 p.m. so about 6:30 p.m. the computer techs in our family began to make connections with our family members who could not be here with us.  We love modern technology that allows our family to share special events even when we are located in different states.  When we were all ready, we opened the call and read that we have been called to serve in the

Tampico Mexico Temple Mission!!!   

We couldn’t be more pleased. 

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