Sunday, August 14, 2011

Where to Start?

It's difficult to know how to begin this blog.  Calvin and I have been thinking about this time of our life for a long time.  Finally, about a year ago we decided the timing was right.  Calvin will be retiring the end of September and we will be leaving for our mission on January 2, 2012. 

Looking back, actually submitting our papers ran fairly smoothly.  We were told that it would be nice to submit our papers 6-9 months in advance so we decided to try to have everything ready by June 1.  We began a few months before with doctor's and dentist appointments and filling out forms online. 

On July 6, 2011 we received our call to the Japan Sendai mission.  What a surprise!  It is humbling to know that the Lord feels we can make a difference in a land that has been so devastated by an earthquake and tsunami and where the people surely need spiritual and emotional help as well.  We only hope we can do what the Lord intends for us to do.