Thursday, June 14, 2012

Setting Apart and the MTC drop off

Elder Pew with President Noble, his dad and grandfathers
 Taran was set apart for his calling as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Tuesday night.  Our Stake President Richard Noble set him apart.  It was a great blessing, I wrote it down in Taran's missionary journal so he can reflect on it when he needs it.  We are grateful both grandparents made it and all the kids but Izak (who is at scout camp this week) were there.  The stake president had Taran bare his testimony.  He bore a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ, even Timo was touched to tears. 

Everyone but Izak at the setting apart and both grandparents.

Taran and the kids are watching videos the church asks each prospective missionary to watch before they come to the MTC.  Talk about the last minute!  They are actually really cool!

At the Creamery on 9th for ice cream before the drop off!

Elder Pew and his cousin Erika

Our family minus Timo (who left for Scout Camp that morning) and Izak who was already at Scout Camp.  Luckily you can't see our tears.

Elder Pew at the MTC drop off.  The elder on the left was Taran's escort into the MTC.

Overall it went well.  I mean tears are normal, aren't we glad we love him!  We will miss him but he is going to rock the world with his testimony!  Keep checking for updates!