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This blog is a journal of our assignment in Chicago, IL as missionaries for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will be missionaries for twelve months starting in January 2014. It is a public blog so that our family and friends can share our experience with ease. The writings here are not intended to be a political, religious or social commentary. They are the memories, thoughts and "light bulb' moments we have as we serve. We welcome you the reader.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Letter # 3 The Call

December 2013
It had taken all summer to order our affairs. Our home sold in July and we furnished two storage units with all of our earthly belongings. We moved in with our daughter and her family until it came time to leave on our mission. When we finally sent in our papers, it was the end of October. The standard waiting time to receive an assignment is 4 to 6 weeks. It is now December----we have been waiting for 6 weeks. We are not waiting for a phone call. We are waiting for a letter from the The President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will tell us where we will serve and what our assignment will be. In addition we will learn when we are to report to the missionary training center. It will be heaven directed and made according to needs present. The mail box becomes the focus of everyone in the house. Time is spent watching for the mailman's approach on numerous days. Toward the end of week 7 the coveted envelope arrives. We hook up with our far flung family on the phone and on Face Time and when everyone was gathered, we open our Call. We couldn't have been more surprised! Family members had registered guesses ranging all over the country. One grandson hit the nail on the head when he predicted Chicago. We were called to serve in the Illinois Chicago Mission. My assignment was as the mission nurse specialist and Max would receive his assignment on arrival. We were to report to the Missionary Training Center on January 13, 2014. Lots of answers and lots of new questions.

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