Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Why Are We Going on Another Church Mission

Several people, including our family, have asked us why we are going on another Church mission so soon after coming back from an 18 month mission to India.  The simple answer is as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are taught that being of service to others is one of the the fundamental prinicples Christ taught when he was upon the earth.  When we got back from India, we felt a need to be more fully involved in serving others and what better way than by being set apart to serve where we believe the Lord has called us (in this case, Western Samoa).

Senior couples that are assigned overseas generally serve for 18-23 months.   We decided that 12 months would be right for us at this point in our lives as we balance the desire to serve where we are needed with the desire to be involved in the lives of our grand kids as they grow up.  We hope they see that we love them even as we leave for a "short time" to serve.

Our Family - Our 4 boys, their wives and grandkids

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