Thursday, September 13, 2012

Called to Serve

AJ's call arrived on Wednesday, June 27, 2012... BUT...Shelby & Sydney were at girls camp with our ward and AJ didn't want to open it without them.

So to help mom and AJ with the temptations (ok, really.. just MOM); Dad took the call and hid it Wednesday night so we didn't have to stare at it until Saturday when the girls would be home.

It was so fun that week and the few weeks before gathering everyone's guesses as to where AJ would serve... to sum it up, we had over 180 guesses.

With 7 guesses for Africa, 6 for Australia, 6 for Russia, 14 for Japan and over 50 for various places in the United States.. it was finally time!

Where is our boy going to spend the next 2 years, serving, growing, learning, teaching, loving...........

 (love all these boys!)

With sisters home from camp, tons of friends and family gathered in the back yard; cousins from St. George on one i-pad and cousins from Japan on another i-pad it was time!
Elder Austin Joseph Brey, you have been called to serve a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Peru Cusco Mission.

AJ will depart to the Provo, Utah MTC on November 7, 2012 and will stay there for three weeks.  He will then go to the Lima Peru MTC for 6 weeks and then he will head to Cusco.

We are so excited, so scared, so happy, so sad, so nervous, so overwhelmed, so humbled, so grateful, but so ready for this adventure.

So this begins the blog..... Elder AJ Brey!