Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Well, my son had his final interview last night for his mission, and the papers are being submitted to the church today. The Stake president said that he could get his call as early as next Thursday, but it probably will take up to two weeks. My daughter suggested that we take bets on where he was going. But I kind of felt like that would put the focus on where he will serve instead of the goal of just serving. Also, everyone tends to focus on foreign missions in their guesses, and it's highly possible he will be sent State side. For those who don't know, missionaries don't choose where they will serve, they are assigned by inspiration and according to the current needs of the church. Secretly, I do have my guess, but as I said, I don't want to focus on that. On one hand, he has been prepared throughout his life to accept different cultures, and learn other languages. We have always introduced our children to foods from other cultures. I think he would do well in any foreign country. But on the other hand, I'm thankful for those missionaries who stay in the States and try to help this country recover from the current moral decline. Either way, I know he will be a good missionary, and I know that the best thing that will come out of his service is the learning that he personally will gain, and the memories he will have at the end of his two years.