On Sunday, April 6th, Greg and I were set apart as missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a special blessing given to us by our ecclesiastical church leader (President Terry Slezak) that recognizes us as official missionaries and by the authority of the priesthood bestows upon us the rights and privileges of serving in that capacity. So we are officially Elder Greg and Sister Deborah Coffey!
The next day, Monday April 7th, we loaded the last of our belonging in our Budget truck, locked the door, and drove away. It was a tender moment. We have lived here for 14 years, the longest we have lived anywhere. We leave behind dear friends and one of our sons. God bless them all!
We will spend the next 2 weeks visiting family and friends in Idaho and Utah, and slowly make our way to Provo, Utah where we will begin our 2 weeks of formal training in the Missionary Training Center (MTC) on April 21st.
We will arrive in Hong Kong on May 6th. After we get adjusted and settled, we'll add some photos to show where we are and how life will be in our new home. The journey has begun!