It was a normal day in Roscoe, Illinois. . .with the distinct pleasure of having Mary Ann and John home from school because of some sort of teacher holiday. The sun was shining, the weather was cold, and I was working in my new home office. Later in the afternoon, I came back from a meeting in Rockford to find Shannon and the two kids very excited. Why? Because Elder Call's first letter finally arrived! Actually, so did his second letter--he sent them together. So here are some slices of Elder Call's life, in his own words. . .
18 February 2009 [first day in the MTC]
I am so excited to be at the MTC! It is so much fun and amazing. I wish I could tell you everything that has happend, but there is so much. . . .
We had a meeting with our branch presidency about things. We all bore our testimonies and introduced ourselves. We then had a private meeting with the branch president. Later, in that meeting, they said they were going to assign junior and senior companions and a district leader.
After they were all done interviewing everybody, they came in and said they had chosen senior companions and the district leader. I knew then that I was going to be both. They announced that I was. I haven't felt nervous about any of this until I was called to be district leader. I hope I can do it well.
Love you all,