Salt Lake City Temple

Salt Lake City Temple

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Drop-off

Jacob received his mission call 6 weeks ago and eagerly anticipated the day he would leave on his mission.  He was called to serve a two-transfer (12 week) mission in Salt Lake City.  He didn't go to the MTC.  Instead he had skype training with a teacher from the MTC.  He really enjoyed that.  Jacob also went through the Brigham City temple to receive his endowments a month before he left.

The departure date was Wednesday, November 18, 2015.  We drove him to a church in Salt Lake where the mission was having transfer day meals and meetings.  I liked the drop off better than the MTC.  When we arrived at the church, he was greeted by several senior missionary sisters who helped him get his badge on and get settled.  They told him he would have a lot of grandmas taking care of him and they told us he would be in good hands.  We stayed long enough for the other new missionaries to arrive with the mission president.  They had been in the MTC and arrived in Salt Lake the night before.  We met his mission president and wife, President and Sister Spendlove.  They were so nice and helpful.  We took a picture of Jacob with them while they were trying to get their mission camera to work.  Then we left him there to begin his adventure.  It is always hard to say goodbye, but we look forward to the experiences he will be having.

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