On Sunday Dear One and I spoke in Church. It was our last time to speak in our home church for a while. We have been called as full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will be moving to Oregon to serve.
At present we do not know for sure what our responsibilities will be but as we were called as "office specialists" we believe we will be working to support the young missionaries who devote 18 months to 2 years as full time missionaries. We look forward to this service, and the changes it will bring in our lives.
Some of the changes that we already know about:
We will be leaving quiet country living and move to a city.
We will be leaving our one-family house and moving to an apartment complex, one with an outside swimming pool!
We will be meeting many new people all at once!
We will be doing things that we either have not done for a long time, or have never done.
We will have opportunities to grow in ways we cannot now imagine.
Maybe we will even eat different foods...
It is likely that these blog posts will only be weekly instead of five days a week...even though it has been nearly a month since I last posted. (Getting the house ready to leave, emptying, storing, saying good bye to good stuff and foolishly saved stuff has taken a lot of time, energy, and a mental toll on this country wife and all the helpers who have made it happen. Nearly done now. With only a few days left to make good before turning over the house to our family.)