Friday, May 18, 2012

Elder Kinghorn Begins His Mission

Devon entered the MTC mid day on Wednesday May 16, 2012.   Our stake president, President Howard Bangerter came to our home and set Devon apart as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  We felt the spirit of the Lord in our home as we were able to listen to the blessing pronounced upon Devon by President Bangerter.   After Devon was set apart everyone shared some thoughts with Devon.   We all let him know how much we appreciated his preparation and our faith in him that he will be a great servant of the Lord as he enters his missionary service.  

We met Tanya and Kevin down in Provo when it was time to say goodbye and drop him off at the Missionary Training Center in Provo.  While it was hard to see him go knowing that we won't get to see him for 2 years, it really was a great day and we're very proud of his decision to serve a mission.

As we get letters from Devon we'll share appropriate items here in his blog to let you all know about the work that is going on.   We don't know yet when his preparation day is so we're not sure when we'll receive our first letter from Devon.   I guess we'll be waiting for the mailman just like so many other missionary families.

Devon had a year of German in high school, however it wasn't that good of a class and didn't teach him very much.   So now we are pretty sure that in two days there in the MTC he will have been learning a lot more German already than what he learned in his whole time in high school.

- Dwain
Family in front of out home (Tanya and Kevin were at school)

Family in front of the Missionary Training Center

Devon heading off.....