Monday, January 9, 2017

Today We Were Set Apart

Today was a day full of emotions as we were set-apart as Full-time Missionaries by President Wuthrich (President Martin was out of town).  President Ferrell and Bishop Jones also stood in the circle.  President Wuthrich gave us each a wonderful blessing full of instructions related to our specific calls as well as many rich blessings for our family and friends while we are away serving.  We are truly blessed to have such great men as our local leaders.  We will miss our association with them as well.

Since today was fast Sunday, we were also able to bear testimony of the Gospel and thank our Father-in-Heaven for all that we have been blessed with.  We will miss our family and friends and the thought of leaving for such an extended period of time brought us to tears, however, we know that we will be doing the Lord's work and that makes it easier to go.

We are packed for the MTC and are anxious for our experience to begin.  We have not started our count-down but did notice that our projected length of service is 700 days (23 months).

We are humbled at the beginning of this journey.


  1. You will be sorely missed! I'm excited to follow this blog, however and see how you are spiritually blessed on this great new adventure!

    1. We have felt the love and support of your family in our lives. You are a great example of service and christ-like love. May God bless you all.

  2. We will miss you; however, know that life is full of amazing experiences and knows what's best for all of us. To me it would be a lot more exciting and fun to take care of broken computers and sick people in a place where palm trees and sand were right outside my front door. My suggestion to you is to never start the count down, that part has already happened, what you need to do now is look forward to each day as an exciting new adventure, and thank the Lord at the end of each day, for where he took you!!