Welcome to our blog! (or welcome back!) We’ve kept a blog for several years now – writing about our experiences as we serve as senior missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our first senior mission was from 2014-2016 (23 months). We served in the Asia Area Office in Hong Kong as Area Humanitarian Specialists. After returning to the US, we visited children, grandchildren, and family members, and then 5 months later began our second mission – to the Hanoi Vietnam Mission as Member Leadership Support missionaries. We served in Ho Chi Minh City from 2016-2018 (18 months). We returned to the US in March of this year, bought a home in Colorado Springs, and have spent our time once again visiting children, grandchildren and family throughout the country. You can read about these blog experiences in the links to the right of this page in the Blog Archives.
Just recently we have turned in our mission application to serve another mission beginning summer of next year – somewhere in the world. And today we received an email saying our mission call is ready to be viewed!
|Our call to the Asia Area (Hong Kong), 2014|
Our last two mission calls came in the traditional “white envelope” package. A tradition for generations in the Church, the coveted “white envelope” usually took several weeks after the call was assigned before it would show up in your mail box. But with new technology, the calls are now being issued electronically – so this will be a first for us. We’ll gather our children around via Google Hangouts or in person, and share with them the moment we open our email and receive our official call to serve.
Senior missionaries can, and are encouraged to, request where they would like to serve and what kind of mission they would like to do (self-reliance, medical, office, member-leadership support (MLS), military support, humanitarian, etc.). We are totally happy with Arkansas or Argentina, Turkey or Texas, but we did request Taiwan and to serve either in the office or as MLS missionaries. There are no guarantees or promises, though, that we will serve where we requested.
|flickr.com courtesy of Alamodestuff|
Where in the world will we go this time? Wherever it is, we know it will be the mind and the will of the Lord, and we are thrilled to be able to help Him gather Israel and take the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever we can.
Where do you think it will be? Let us know your guesses!