Yesterday, at 8 o'clock President Weathersby came to the house, and I was set apart as a missionary in the Philippines Naga Mission. Joining us in the circle were my dad, President Merrill, Bishop Bentz, and the Elders from our ward.
Packing was completed and we drifted off to sleep, as much as we could, knowing today was the day.
At 4 a.m. the alarm sounded and I awoke with pink eye! Yeah! Following some medical attention and a shower we loaded in the car and were off to the airport. We arrived safely, checked in, got my boarding pass, and paid for my two pieces of luggage.
As we left the check-in an unknown man walked passed me and asked, "Where you headed Elder?" I proudly announced Naga Philippines!
Off to the side of the security screening entrance to "Concourse A" we waited for family. While there we saw two other Elders preparing to board, probably my same flight, to Salt lake City.
I had a quick breakfast. Family arrived, we hugged, and took pictures . . .
|2/3 of the Eliason grandchildren|
|Mike, Ang and the boys|
|Annie and the kids|
|Rainman, Morgan, Baby, and me!|
* Here's a Facebook post from Morgan to put this next picture into perspective
|Goodbye little sister!!!|
|Goodbye Mom, I love you!|
|People of the Philippines, here I come. . .|
I landed in Salt Lake City just after 10 a.m., and am now on my way to the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC). I'll be there before you see this.
I'll write as often as I can, and Morgan and Dad will keep this blog updated. See you in two years and enjoy the blog!
I Love you ALL!