Everyone keeps asking if we are ready to leave. If they mean having everything organized, then I have to say we are never ready until we just go out the door and head for the MTC. What gets done gets done and what doesn't, oh well . . .
We do have a checklist of most important things that need to be done. The Church provides very detailed information on what to take and what to expect. Delta Airlines is clear about what we can take and how much. Family members have promised to mail anything we cannot live without. Our first mission helped us realize how little we actually need to be perfectly happy. So, I guess we're almost good to go.
Are we ever really ready to leave our loved ones? No. That is hard to do, but it is for the greater good and the time gone will be shorter than it seems. We are most grateful for a very supportive family.
The hardest thing is to anticipate the things one might forget that we won't know we needed until we forget them and can't find them in England.
Missions are Fun
Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010
A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.
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Our Mission Scriptures
Our Mission Scriptures:
"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)
" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)