Monday, May 6, 2013

How it all began . . .

It has been a whirlwind experience for my parents. They have been thinking about going on a mission, but didn’t really get serious until they went to visit my aunt and uncle who are serving their mission in Japan. My parents while they were in Japan, had a chance to meet with the mission president who is going be opening the new Tokyo south mission. Little did we know that the mission president and my dad were kindred spirits. So amidst the conversations of their love of the TV show, the Mentalist and tennis, President Wada decided that he wanted my parents to help him open up the mission.

Here is the timeline of events:

February 17 to March 13 – Visit to Japan

March 17 – Met with the Bishop to begin the application process

April 23 – Turned in mission papers

April 24 – Met with Stake President Hodson

May 6 – Received their Mission call to Tokyo Mission, not Tokyo South since it isn’t opened yet

June 3 – Entered the Missionary Training Center (MTC)

June 15– Arrived in Tokyo to begin the preparations to open the mission

Family picture
Mom, Dad, Auntie Carolyn & Uncle Ken
Mom, Dad, Judy & Orion Wood
For those who weren't able to make it to the farewell, the next posts are from their talks that they gave at church.

Mom, Dad, President & Sister Hodson

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