Monday, August 3, 2009

Skylar's Mission Call

While our family was out of town last week, (boys in Alaska & girls down south) we recieved word from Sky's uncle who's brother works in the missionary dept. that his mission call had been issued the week before and that it was going into the mail on Tuesday. Needless to say we knew it would be waiting for us when we got home on Sunday. We called friends and family to come join us for the call opening! We got out our maps and got everyone's opinion on where they thought he would go and he ripped it open... He read the first couple of lines to find out he will be serving in the Paraguay Asuncion Mission! We were all very excited! There were many congratulations and we hurried to find what we could about that area. He will be leaving Oct. 14th for the Provo MTC. Since he left today to go back to DC until some time in September that means there's not much time to finish all the necessary things. You know like immunizations! Rick heard today that parasites are very common in Paraguayan missionaries:( I am not nervous at all because I know that he will be cared for in whatever he does:)
Kendra and Sara are excited about the news!

Here's a pic of Skylar and his cousins. Talking about the good news! We are so excited for Sky and know that he will make a great missionary. He is thrilled to be able to learn more spanish. (he took 2 years in HS). I think these next 10 weeks are going to fly by!


  1. Congrats to Skylar!! How exciting!! Love ya'll

  2. I know Skylar will be a fabulous missionary! It's in his blood to want to serve the Lord well. We had a young man from Asuncion live with us for awhile and he was one of the nicest young men I've ever known! I should find his address and see if Skylar can look for his family if he's in the area. You're about to embark on a new adventure as a family. Are you prepared for all the blessings you'll be receiving? Congratulations, Skylar!