Saturday, April 14, 2012

Preparing To Leave

Over the past few weeks, several friends and neighbors have asked about our mission and almost all of them want to know about our home and what will happen to it. Well, that isn't a problem. Our daughter, Marcie, and son-in-law, Jake, moved into our basement two weeks ago and have agreed to watch over things while we are away. Our basement furniture is stacked in the family room upstairs and in our bedroom. For anyone visiting us, I'm certain it looks like chaos, but it works out great for us. Having someone here is reassuring. We know everything will be taken care of while we're away and we hope they will enjoy the neighborhood and the ward.

We have had these last two weeks to spend with Marcie, Jake, Thayne (six), and Daxton (2). It has been great. Every time, we start getting down a little because of all the preparations, the two boys will poke their heads up the stairs and let us know that our problems aren't really important.

Tomorrow, we are praying and fasting for a good friend, Clifford Birkeland.  He and his wife Lynne have been our friends since childhood, and more recently missionary examples for us.  He has been fighting his way to good health and we hope you will join us with your faith and prayers in his behalf.

Monday, we enter the MTC.   It seems like the preparing part of our journey has been going on for a long time, but as it draws to an end, we wonder if it was long enough for us to get everything in order.  Hopefully, somebody will be able to pick up the pieces for now, if that's the case.

We want our all of our family, friends and neighbors to know that you are and always will be in our thoughts and prayers.


  1. Good luck to both of you. We will also help in watching over your place and the kids.

    Craig/Barbara Romney

  2. We are so excited for you both. I feel so bad we didn't connect before you left. For some reason I didn't think it was so soon. You are both dear friends and it will be fun to follow you on your mission blog.
    Love to you both!
    Roger and LeAnn


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We have been called to serve the Lord in Germany as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (sometimes referred to as the Mormons). We are witnesses to the Savior, Jesus Christ, who has blessed our lives in every way. We hope to help others in their efforts to find true joy and happiness in their lives and in the lives of their families.