Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Call

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Josh is hereby called to serve in the Arcadia, CA mission.  Mandarin speaking! 

On June 26th (Trevor’s B-day), Josh will be joining the ranks of thousands of missionaries around the world, seeking those who are spiritually ready to hear the words of Jesus Christ.   These full-time missionaries dedicate 2 years, or 18 months for the sisters, of their lives with no pay for their service, but they and/or their family pay to keep them in the field.  

As words of our prophet, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  ‘This cause will continue to go forth, changing and blessing lives.  No force in the entire world can stop the word of God.’”     ~President Monson

We are so happy for him and know this is where the Lord wants him to be for the next 2 years.  He is thrilled to be speaking Mandarin and working with this great culture.  I’m sure it won’t be easy saying good-bye to my boy, but I’m willing to give up my son for two years, so others can be with theirs forever.

Trevor, Sophie, and Sage will miss him tons too, but they’re excited for him.

7 comments:

Gramma said...

Do families get to see their missionary children at all during that time frame?

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations! So excited for your family! Maybe I will see you at conference. Still hoping for good weather!

Dianne said...

Gramma, no, families aren't able to see their missionary while they're serving in the field (kinda hard knowing he's so close, yet so far, especially if we're in CA) but we don't want to distract him.

Kellyn, it's been cold here lately, so we're hoping it warms up for conference. We should text our class schedule (when I plan mine), it would be great to see you!

Gramma said...

Thank you, Dianne, for your response. I did read on line to learn more. I certainly wish your son well !

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Here is my phone number. 678-780-8776. Arrive Tuesday will get to Provo Wednesday evening. Haven't opened catalog yet, but if you have any suggestions will be happy to accomidate. We are staying at a bed and breakfast this year. Head out Saturday. Hope to see you!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

P.s kelleyn and likes chocolate are the same just different e-mail accounts.

Lisa said...

I've been catching up on your blog. Your son is coming here?? Cool.

Lisa (Watrous) Busch