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Monday, April 1, 2013

Dear Elder Lawyer...

After getting home Tuesday night, Wednesday was a very special day.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, each young man or woman has the opportunity to dedicate 18 months to two years to full-time proselytizing and preaching as a "missionary". They teach Christianity and the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. While I didn't choose to serve one, my husband, father, and two of my three brothers served (along with countless other cousins, grandparents, and friends).

Future missionaries don't choose where they go. In fact, they have no idea until they open their personalized letter, from the Prophetcalling them to serve the Lord and assigning them to a specific mission. Anywhere in the world.  

So, Wednesday during the day, we started by making our picks... 

From Istanbul to Toronto and from Barcelona to Sydney we guessed where Nathan would be assigned... 

That night, with Ryan on speaker phone (he was at a class he couldn't get out of), Nate opened his call.


"Dear Elder Lawyer,  
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the GERMANY BERLIN MISSION. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.  
You should report to the England Missionary Training Center on Thursday, July 25, 2013. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the German language. Your assignment may be modified according to the needs of the mission president."
(Germany happens to be the second largest concentration of Turkish-speakers.)

(Nate happens to speak Turkish.)

Germany Berlin Mission - July 25, 2013

So proud of my "little" brother. He's going to be a great missionary! 

Congratulations Nate! Go get 'em!


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