Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Son's LDS Mission Call Arrived


 
 
Dear everyone, it has been awhile since I have posted.  Happy things have happened in our lives, and tragedy has happened in our lives.  Today I share with you a happy thing that happened.  My 19 year-old son received his  mission call to............Cusco Peru!!!
   He will be sharing the gospel for two years.
 
This mission call fits him perfectly!.  He will be learning Spanish, and perhaps some Quechua when he goes to Peru.  He has always wanted adventure, and this will be a grand adventure.  When he was yourng and learned about Easter Island or the Great Pyramids, he couldn't understand why we couldn't just go visit.  Maachu Picchu is in the bounds of his mission.
 
We are so excited for him, but we will miss him soooo!  Our home will be sooooo quiet without him.  He departs August 28, joining his two cousins in the mission field:  Mack to the Washington D.C. North mission (the state of Maryland) and Chase to South Korea (son of Jacqueline of Purple Chocolat Home).
 

 

14 comments:

Sarah said...

Joni, congratulations to your son. I know you must be extremely proud of son and your nephews. I'm sad to hear that you have also had tragedy. Know that I am thinking of you. ~ Sarah

Pondside said...

Congratulations to your son and to your entire family. We visited Cuzco a few years ago and spent a week there. What an amazing city it is - and I'll never forget the landing at the airport - like landing in the bottom of a teacup!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Joni, I know you will miss your son and that you are very proud of him and his cousins. I'm sad to hear that you have had tragedy. xo Debbie

La Table De Nana said...

Congratulations..:) I know you will all miss your boys..
I too am sorry reading of a tragedy.

Bonnie said...

Joni, I am so happy for you. There is nothing like having a missionary to buoy you up and bring joy to your home. Sorry to hear their is great sadness as well. I hope that things look up for you as you make this sacrifice. I know you will all be blessed by it. MIssing your posts but hoping things look up soon.

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations to your son. I have been missing you, Joni, and am so sorry to hear about a tragedy, sending prayers your way. xo

Alycia Nichols said...

Congratulations to your son and to your entire family! I'm so glad he will get to live out his dream!

I'm sorry to hear of the heartache that has recently plagued your family and hope that you can find peace soon.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Joni, Congratulations to your son and to you for raising a fine, responsible young man. I hope you can find comfort in this time of sadness. Linda

Jacqueline said...

Joni, it was so nice to talk with you. My heart breaks for everyone in the family.

It is so nice to see you on the blog again. We are so proud of Skyler and his opportunity to serve in Peru. He is such a fun boy - the people of Peru will just love him. Wild to think that all three will be out together! Blessings!!!

Linda Primmer said...

What a wonderful opportunity. To travel, spread the word and learn a new language. I know you will miss him. I am also so sorry to hear the tragedy in the family.
A big hug, Linda

Jacqueline said...

Oh, I love, love love the new header - now you must post! I guess I could be a ghost poster for you!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

How exciting and wonderful! I'm sorry to hear you have had tragedy, though.
Good to hear how you are doing.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

How exciting and wonderful! I'm sorry to hear you have had tragedy, though.
Good to hear how you are doing.

Sue said...

Having a missionary will be a huge blessing for your family. I am so happy for you, your family and your son.
I am so sorry for the tragedy that you have experienced. I will keep you in my prayers, Joni. I've missed your posts.
Your new header is fabulous!

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