It's been an emotional week as we have just sent our youngest son, Paul, to his deployment in Iraq. He arrived in Kuwait to 127 degree weather with high winds blowing. He will be in Iraq in August and will be a part of the last group of military to finish up over there. It was a difficult day when he left, but have felt prayers being answered as we have put him in our Heavenly Fathers care and keeping. He is excited for us to go to New Zealand. He served there on his mission in the Auckland Mission 5 years ago.
Anticipation for our own departure for our mission has been filled with a lot of extra tasks and changes. Our daughters family that will be living in our home while we serve our mission has moved into our home and we are enjoying the extra activity that surrounds each day.
We have received an email from our new Mission President, Michael Kezerian from Orem, Utah, who began his new post June 28th. They are anticipating our arrival in September. Our immediate important dates are as follows: September 11th will be our Sacrament Meeting experience (Brigham City Box Elder Stake Center, 420 South 800 West, Brigham City at 2:10 pm), September 19th will be the MTC experience for one week, then September 26th will be our LONG Air New Zealand flight experience to arrive at our destination. We lose a day. Leave Monday and arrive Wednesday. Can't say as I can afford to lose any days, but I guess my age will remain the same. Looking forward to gaining a day on our return.