Saturday, November 22, 2008

In the Mission Field

Erik is now in the Mission Field. (South Carolina Columbia Mission) He's new companion is Elder Fowler, and must be quite a missionary according to the word we get from Elder Nystul. If this is so Erik should be well on his way to becoming a successful missionary.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Elder Nystul is now in the Mission Field.(South Carolina Colombia Mission) This is his first companion, Elder Fowler, who is his trainer, and according to Erik, is quite the missionary. What a good break for Elder Nystul. It is so important to have a good first companion. Makes all the difference. There is quite a contrast wouldn't you say?
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Erik the Missionary

On October 22, Erik entered into the MTC. He was really ready to go. What a prepared elder he is. It was a busy week what with his farewell at church, dinner with the family, his setting apart as an elder on Oct. 15, and finally his entrance into the MTC. He will be a great missionary.

One thing the MTC President said in his talk to the parents and the missionaries that really impressed me was this: "Mothers don't you worry when you hug your missionary for the last time for 2 years because as he walks through that door he will walk right into the arms of the Savior and you won't have to worry about him." I thought that that was the sweetest thought to give a mother whose son is leaving for a mission that I have ever heard. Erik will be at the MTC for 3 weeks preparing to leave.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Katherine, Franie and Sophie came to stay with us for a few days in August! It was SO nice to have them here. We didn't get to see nearly enough of them, but it was wonderful to have them with us for a little while.

Cole brought Maggie up to Utah to work while they were here, and we had a great time visiting with him as well. It has been such a long time since he and the girls have been to Utah (Unfortunately Annie couldn't come). We missed Marianne being here too. It just didn't seem right somehow.

It will be so nice having Maggie here in Provo. She has lots of friends already, so don't suppose we will see her too often, but maybe she will come for dinner once in a while. A note of interest...Tyler lives in the same housing project that she does, so they get to "hang out" together. Isn't that great? Tyler is going to school now at the new Utah Valley University. He has a job working at Sundance. Wow! Bet he will enjoy that.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dori and Ken move back!

Augest 23, 2008

Dori and Ken and all came back to Utah after a very disappointing move to AZ. Things there weren't what they thought they would be so they moved back. They are staying with us until they find a place to rent. We were so happy to see them again. They are sooooooo happy to be in Utah again.