Sunday, March 3, 2013

February 24, 2013

Tuesday, February 23rd we had all of Kendall's immediate family for dinner: Drew, Lucienne, Hudson, Karen, Nathan, Kendall, Sydney and Sam. Kendall was set apart as a full time missionary for the next 18 months by President Palmer and President Hardman at the Park City LDS Stake Center. That night we packed up the rest of her 2 bags and one carry on that she can bring with her and then headed to bed. Our spiritual thought that night was about "Courage": to not be afraid, especially of doing what is right. Nathan made the good point, it is easier to be courageous when we are prepared. When we have done all we can do, than we don't need to be as afraid, since fear is not of God and we can combat fear with preparedness. Kendall does not have a lot of fear about going on her mission, because she is prepared. She has been preparing for years and as a result is excited and ready to learn and serve.

Wednesday, February 24th we took Kendall to the Mission Training Center (MTC). Before entering the MTC we said goodbye to some family and friends at the Provo Temple.  Then, Drew and I  pulled up with Kendall to the curb of the MTC,  lined with over one hundred elders. Kendall was excited and ready to go. We gave her hugs and then  before we knew it she was following the elders with her bags into her new home for the next two months. The drop off wasn't teary, but happy and exciting.

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