Monday, July 7, 2008

I Hope They Call Me On A Mission. . . .

Matt received his mission call this week. Since he was on a cruise with some friends (a high school graduation gift from his Mom) he had no choice but to wait until Sunday to open it. I'm sure the suspense was killing him!

We all gathered at his Mom's house in Sandy on Sunday evening and everyone took a guess as to where they thought he would go. I guessed Brazil. Mark was feeling Kansas City.

As it turns out neither one of us was right . . . . .

Matt has been called to the San Fernando, California - Spanish speaking Mission.


I didn't know this, but Matt really wanted to go somewhere where he could learn Spanish.


Matt will report to the MTC on September 17th. When he opened the envelope and read the call to us he got really emotional - and that made me get all teary eyed too.

Since I forgot my camera I Googled some pictures of San Fernando, CA. One of the ones that came up was this one:
Now, I am SURE it is not put out by the LDS church, but I thought I would include it since for the next two years Matt will be calling this little part of the world home. I know that this will be hard for him. But I also know that if he puts forth the effort that the Lord requires, great blessings will come his way. We are very proud of the choice he has made to serve our Heavenly Father and his children at this time in his life. Way to go Matt!

6 comments:

Doreen said...

Wow! your going to be a missionary mom!! How exciting. You'll have to let me know when his farewell is, I'd like to be there.

Michal said...

very cool. lots of great work to be done in california, especially among the spanish speaking. what a great place to go! he won't need fur hats and fur-lined boots like i did. sunny and 72 most of the year. nice.

Anonymous said...

What a great place to go! Good people, good weather, and good food! What more could he want!!
Austin is turing in his papers in the next two weeks. I'll let you know what part of the world he will call home.

Susan

frontporchfriend said...

WOW! A missionary! I didn't realize he could go so soon after graduation! That is awesome for him and for your family. Congratulations!

norma-no-blog said...

Way to go Matt!! We are so proud of you. It should be easy to "pick him up from his mission"! The whole family can go and throw in a disneyland trip.

iamwonderwoman said...

Congratulations to Matt and your family, what a great blessing it will be to your family. We will put him in our prayers!