Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mission officially begins on April 7, 2014

This is the beginning of a new phase of our lives. We (Gregg and Amy) have been called as missionaries to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Nauvoo, IL mission.

We gave our farewell talks on Sunday March 30th. Chelsea and Alma were here and sang, Because He Lives. our friend and prior piano teacher, Shari Despain, accompanied in place of Tiffanie since time was short and Tiffanie had not played the song before.

 Picture to family members at sacrament meeting

Other friends who were not in our ward but attended our farewell were Ron and Shari Despain, Neil and Deann Schow, Larry and Nel Barker, Frankie Barr, Russ and Denise McNeill, Jeff and Wendy Tyus, Colleen Riggs who is currently working in the singles ward, and Kim Carlson.  What a treat to have so many of our close friends support us.

 Olsen Family

 Sunday afternoon, we had the grandchildren perform a piano recital.

John and Diane's family came for the farewell as well, only they came a couple of weeks early when their children were out of school for spring break.While they were in Denver, we took a care package to Jacob who is currently serving a mission in the Loveland, Colorado area.

Now that our company has gone home and the house is cleaned up, I will start packing. We will fly to the Mission training center in Provo for 10 days and then drive our car from Denver to Nauvoo. We are filling the mini van with everything but the kitchen sink. Why not?

1 comment:

  1. Yay!! I'm so glad you're keeping this blog. We'll look forward to the updates.