Jen arrived at the Mission Training Center (MTC) in Provo on 14 November 2007 - the start of an 18 month adventure with the Lord, learning a new language and culture in another hemisphere.
Two suitcases, one carry on, a purse -- and NO computer. ;- ) We hear Jen reduced this load rather quickly after her first two cambios (transfers) to new mission areas, traveling by bus across Chile.
Jen's Mom pinned Jen's Missionary Tag on her in the MTC lobby. Next we all went into the Conference Hall with hundreds of other missionaries from around the world. We sang the traditional Missionary Farewell hymns -- and then we went out separate doors -- missionaries through the back door - family out the front doors. That's how Jen's mission began taking with your prayers, friendship and farewell blessings.
This is Jen at the MTC with her brother Micah and her folks in front of a portrait of the Savior, depicting his 2nd Coming in the clouds of glory ... to open the 7th Millennial Seal. (Rev 5)
While taking this photo it dawned on us that hundreds of thousands of missionaries have been called to serve in nations all over the world - many of whom stood in front of this painting for a farewell photo. This year over 50,000 missionaries are serving. It was an overwhelming experience for us to be there, standing on this holy ground.
Mahalo (thank you) for all your love, faith, friendship emails and care packages that have supported Jen on her mission.