Monday, May 13, 2013

Missionary Send Off for Jason

Jason came home for 12 days before leaving for his mission.  We spent a lot of time shopping for his missionary wardrobe and having wholesome recreational activities.

Playing miniature golf with mom and brothers at the fun park.
Cooking brats in our backyard.

Saturday before he left, Jonathan and Sheryl went with him to the temple in
Belmont, MA for his endowment. 

 Uncle Carl picked him up at the SLC airport and dropped him off at the Missionary Training Center with a quick hug and "see ya in two years."  Carl said he was very calm.

Up until a few days before Jason left, he wasn't sure he wanted to go.  He felt the spirit strongly his last Sunday here and knew it was the right thing for him to do.  He wasn't able to call home on Mother's Day but sent an email.  He loves his companions, was surprised to be made a zone leader ("just the MTC;won't be too hard"), and is praying intently and feeling the spirit.  He also said ever since he walked into the MTC he's felt a stronger desire to be obedient and live more righteously.


Sandra Cooke said...

Isn't it wonderful how the Spirit works! I'm so glad you got to see Emily and Family. You blog is great, and I'm so excited for Jessica and Michael! How do you feel about it??

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

We're happy for you. Your family will be blessed for having a missionary out. He's lucky to have you for a Mom. Now he's launched! You don't have to worry about him for 2 years.

Neil said...

Thanks for all the great pictures and highlights!

Anonymous said...

My aged brain won't cough up the details, but someone in the know told me their daughter is a sisters zone leader. I was surprised. Said it was a change based on the recent influx of so many sister missionaries.

velvetelement said...

I am glad he is enjoying himself so far. Very cool he is a zone leader, even if it is just the MTC!