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Tim’s Mission Call

It finally came!  Tim is going to the Denver Colorado South Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He reports to the MTC on Sept. 2, 2009, so we’ll be heading back to the States for our next “home leave” towards the end of August. We tried to have Kim and John on the phone when he opened it, but only got Kim’s voice mail.  So we called my parents in Oregon, and they got to hear him rip the envelope open.  (Sorry, K & J, but he was bouncing from foot to foot waiting the hour-and-a-half for Dad to come home, and he couldn’t wait any longer.)  Anyway, Blaik says he was grinning ear to ear.  I couldn’t see it–my eyes were closed with yet another attack of vertigo–but I could certainly hear it. The Denver South mission includes the southern part of the city (and … Continue reading

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Bryan Arrives and Leaves Again

Well, the big day came.  After leaving his last missionary area in Trevelin, Argentina on Sunday, November 30, Bryan finally landed in Dublin on the morning of December 4.  L-O-N-G time traveling!  Mostly flying at night and waiting in the airports during the day, but one of his early comments was that he never wants to see a bus again. We drove up to Dublin (about 4 hours) the night before, so were at the airport early—flights from the US often land 30-60 minutes early.  So after going through customs and passport control, Bryan came through the gate into his father’s waiting arms.  Me?  I had sat down (can’t stand in one place for a long time) and had fallen asleep!  Aarrgghh!  I woke up to a voice saying, “Hi, Mom!” It was SO good to see him, tired, unshaven, scruffy as he was.  He had hardly slept in 48 … Continue reading

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