Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Another friend, Jolene Hope, took the picture below. I love that he is seeing people he knows. That will make him feel more comfortable and at home. We saw Brother Wright on the sidewalk when we dropped Josh off and he told Josh to be sure and stop in at his office to say hello. Jolene reported that Josh said his first day was good and he slept well. His P-day is on Tuesday so we suppose we won't hear from him until then unless he wrote the first night. Waiting for the first letter is always the hardest.
Ammon had to say goodbye in St. George three days earlier. He is so proud of his younger brother and couldn't be happier that Josh is going to an Asian country. They will have lots to talk about when Josh gets home.
Who am I kidding? It wasn't an easy thing to leave knowing it will be a very long time before we see each other again...but we did it. We put one foot in front of the other, got in the car and drove away.
And there he is leaving with his escort and fellow missionaries to embark on a new and exciting journey. Isn't he is such a cute missionionary?
The people of Thailand are so lucky.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
We arranged for Josh's family and friends to meet at our home at 6:00 p.m. that evening for "the opening of the envelope." With everyone either there physically or through skype Josh proceeded to open it. "Dear Elder Zitting, you 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 Thailand Bangkok Mission."
The shouts and screams went out. Some were crying, others surprised, but most of all we were happy and grateful. Josh on the otherhand was excited but humbled to the core. A very solemn and serious responsibility but one he is ready to embrace. Bangkok Thailand! No one had guessed that one. His brother Ammon said over skype, "I'm so glad you are going to an Asian country. You are going to love it. I am so proud of you Josh."
A very exciting day! A very excited missionary!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
MTC Mailbox #262
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793
Thailand Bangkok Mission
50/829-832 Muang Thong Thani
Chaengwatana Road, T. Ban Mai