We opened our mission call with our family in Deer Valley after Christmas
on December 26th. We wanted to let Christmas be separate and
decided to share the surprise of our call by giving them a 2014
calendar with our departure date listed on July 1, 2014.
We received our call in the mail much earlier than we were told to expect it.
When it arrived we wrapped it up as a Christmas present, so we
were not tempted to open it before we were with all our kids after Christmas.
We had waited 2 weeks to open it with everyone.
Well here it is. Are we ready to know where we will be
spending the next three years? We laid out all the options
on the table in word strips and watched our
kids take turns picking their top choices.
Mindy picked South Africa Johannesburg on her first round because
it is a very special place for her family. Her grandpa Stan Smith
built the temple there and her grandpa H.R. Wagstaff served his mission there at 19.
Opening a mission call is quite an experience. You can only imagine all the places you will go and then to actually see the words and try to wrap your head around it is an amazing experience. See the video below. It tells more than words could ever say!