Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jon's call has arrived!!!

The big fat white envelope from Salt Lake has arrived in the mail today.  We are all very excited!

Mom yells JONATHAN!!!! as he was in his room.  haha

So we all gather around the living room and we start debating about what we should do. Open it now or wait for others to show up? Mom was saying let Jonathan decide!  I being the father who goes overboard on things like this, was trying to make it as complicated as possible because this simple act of opening your mission papers must be done with great precision!! Clothes need to be changed to have the right look. People needed to be called. Cameras needed to be rolling!  haha!

On the other hand,  Jonathan was pretty adamant he wanted to open it right now. And so he did!

"Dear Elder Schneringer:

Your are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints.
You are assigned to labor in the South Dakota Rapid City Mission. It is anticipated that you will
serve for a period of 24 months. 

You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the English language..."

 And the crowd of 4 erupts YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The call wasn't to Fiji or Rome or the Caribbean but it was a call to the Dakotas where Jonathan was most needed and you couldn't wipe the smile off his face. He was so happy to finally get his call and he felt like it was finally past the stage of talking about it and things just got real!

Me - well I was jumping on the computer trying to find information about the mission and trying to find out how cold it was there. We are going to have to gear this warm weather young man up for -30F! haha And five weeks is not a lot of time! Yikes!

Way To Go Jonathan! We are all so happy and excited for you!

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