Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mission Call

About a year ago Richard and I realized that I could retire as early as Nov. 2012 and we could fulfill our long awaited dream of serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  We were aware that the church had some schools in the South Pacific as some friends of ours had served in Fiji so we began to search the website for missionary opportunities, discovering the International Teachers Education Program (ITEP) and called the number for more information. They referred us Elder Gary Carlston who happens to own the cabin next to ours in Garden City, UT. After visiting with Gary and his wife, Janet, they told us of an opening in January 2013 in Tarawa, Kiribati and asked if we would be interested.  Excited for the opportunity, we submitted our resumes to the Church Education System (CES) and were accepted.  Elder Carlston then directed us as to when to turn in our mission papers and what to write in the comment section. We understood that although we had been accepted by CES the Lord could call us to serve in any part of his vineyard.

After much anticipation, on Aug. 29, 2012, we received the big white envelope from Church with our official mission call.  We are excited to announce that we have been called to the Marshall Islands Majuro Mission with the specific assignment as education specialists at Moroni High School in Tarawa, Kiribati.  We enter the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Ut. on Jan. 21, 2012.


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