Sam has been in the MTC (Missionary Training Center-where he will be learning how to be a missionary) for over a week now.
We got an email from him on Tuesday and he's doing great!
He will be there for two more weeks and then he will fly to Reno for the next two years!
My girls are so proud of our missionary! They pray for him every night and are so excited when we hear news!
Here he is in Provo at my uncle's house, about ready to leave.
When we went to the MTC to drop off my brother fifteen years ago, you went inside, watched a video about missionary life and said goodbye. You basically cried through the video, said goodbye, and you went out one door and they went out another. It was very emotional.
After the bird flu scares several years ago, they changed the drop off. You say your goodbyes elsewhere and then you drop off your missionary at the door. Mom said it was great-it was efficient and they didn't feel rushed, and it was still emotional, they had just said their goodbyes before going there. Each new missionary had an escort missionary to help him with his luggage and guide him through the beginning (see the guy in the background?) My Grandma, who is a missionary herself at the Family History Center got to go with Mom.
We are so proud of him! We can't wait to see what he'll do next!