Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Anticipation is over...

Elder Landon J Watkins
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, You are assigned to labor in the Thailand Bangkok Mission. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Thai language. Report to the MTC on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

 Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Chai Wattanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand
Bangkok Thailand

It's Finally Here...

It is finally here...Yesterday was a very disappointing day. The mission calls were mailed out as usual on Tuesday but, it didn't come in the mail. I had given our mailman the heads up that we were expecting his call. I talked to our friend Loralee that works in the church mailroom. She said it was probably due to the high volume of calls that went out yesterday. Between 1700 and 1800 calls went out Tuesday.

This morning I came back from walking and there was a message on our answering machine from our mailman (he actually lives in our Stake) telling us that he had our sons mission call and would be delivering it today before noon! He dropped it off at 10:30 a.m. saying he couldn't make me wait any longer!

Landon wants to open it up between school and we won't have to wait until tonight!!! Will post soon where he is going!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Button Pushed" Here we go Again!!!

Our Future Missionary
You can submit your mission papers 120 days before your availability date. Today was the day! Late this afternoon we received a text from our Bishop saying..."BUTTON PUSHED! Now the waiting begins, with the age change it might take a little longer than the usual but, we are hoping maybe January 30th. I am so happy for him but, extremely nervous.

I don't know if anyone even reads our blog any more but, we would love you tell us your guess on where you think he might be called to serve. Who knows maybe someone will win this time. No one guessed Singapore or Malaysia for Nathan.