Thursday, February 19, 2009

Elder Call Enters MTC

It was Wednesday, 18 February 2009, and Elder Call was awake when I phoned him at 7 a.m. Mountain Time, at his request, to make sure he was up and at ‘em. He sometimes tends to sleep through alarms, and on this day—of all days—he did not want to miss a single thing. After telling him to "go conquer the world," we said our “I love yous,” and that was the last time we’ll talk until Mother’s Day.

Elder Call, who stayed the night at his Uncle Bruce and Aunt Patti’s house in Pleasant Grove, was picked up by his oldest sister, Rachel—a student at Brigham Young University. The two of them went to the MTC, arriving at the appointed hour on Wednesday, 18 February 2009. Rachel was able to participate in the orientation for families and then, tearfully, said goodbye.

Bob will be leaving for his mission to the Idaho Pocatello Mission on about 10 March 2009. For anyone who wants to send him letters, notes, or packages (at least I believe packages are still allowed to be sent to the MTC), his address is

Elder Robert Call
MTC Mailbox #313
ID-POC 0310
2005 N. 900 East
Provo, Utah 84606-1793


  1. Bob will be a fantastic missionary. In the year and a half I have known him, I have been blown away by what a great young man he is. I look forward to hearing about his mission experiences. We will be sure to write him, thank you posting his address.
    Julie Hustead

  2. I am so happy for him! I am just so sad I wasn't home to say goodbye, I know he will be an awesome missionary. Thank you so much for starting this blog I am looking forward to reading how he is doing.
    Lauren Szilagyi

  3. What a great idea to have a blog so that we can all enjoy hearing about Bob and his mission!! We're excited to read it and see all the updates! You're an awesome family, and Bob is an exceptional young man! He'll be a wonderful missionary, we're sure of it!!

    The Burninghams :)

  4. We are so glad you made this Blog for Elder Call.We look forward to keeping track of all of his misionary experiences.WE are so glad he is a part of our lives. Thanks for being such a great family.
    The Hobbs

  5. Bobby's mission president and his wife spoke at our stake conference today - they are great! i'm so excited for bobby!