I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been called to serve in the Sacramento California Mission! This is my blog where you can follow my adventures for the next 18 months (January, 2013-June, 2014)
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day Zero

(Sarah at Home on the Farm)

(Sarah and her brother James, 11yrs)
(James dragging Sarah back to the car)
          It was a bittersweet morning as we drove Sarah to the Airport today. After taking pictures outside the house we were able to have one last family prayer together before setting off. The ride there was a special time for our family. We turned off the radio and the distractions of the world and were able to focus on each other. The hour and a half drive passed in an instant and before we knew it we were dropping her off. Before getting out she said goodbye to our special needs brother John who despite the many "threats" of canceling not only her mission but BYU as well, told her that he would see her in two weeks.
          Climbing out of the car we all had the opportunity to give her one last hug. James was the first to hug her and after holding her for a few minutes, attempted to drag her back into the car. Amongst the laughter from his attempt, the rest of us said our goodbyes before reluctantly letting her go. Tears were plentiful, but our hearts were full and we are comforted to know that this will be great for her and that she is where the Lord needs her to be. She will stay tonight with one of her dear friends in Utah and will then report to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) bright and early tomorrow January 2, 2013.

(Sarah and her parents)
(Sarah and her sister Bridie, 16yrs)

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