Monday, May 9, 2011

Elder Stewart?

So life has been pretty eventful for The Stewart family the last several weeks! So much has been going on and I'm so far behind in blogging that I will have to do a little every day to catch up. First of all- Hunter put his papers in for his mission while he was still at BYU finishing up the semester. His mission call was suppose to arrive the day before we were all meeting in Hawaii (more on that trip to come). So he had it sent to Jennifer's (Rich's sister) house in case it didn't make it before he had to leave. Well, it came so she and her kids drove it down to his dorm so he could open it before he left. (She is so AWESOME!)






















He has it in his hands. . . . .















He called us on skype and had a dorm room full of friends and family (Bree was there, too) . . . .

















He is reading it . . . . .




















. . . and he is called to serve in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission!! (That's in Africa, in case you are like me and had to look it up) He is to report to the MTC (missionary training center) in Ghana on August 6th, 2011! I think he was pretty freaked out at first, but probably not any more freaked out than his Mom :)!
















We are all getting used to the idea now and so, so, so PROUD of Hunter and his decision to serve a mission for our church! We will miss him, but we know that's where the Lord wants him to be and he will be an awesome missionary. His second mother (Jennifer) brought him this Oreo cake (his favorite :)) for the big day- thanks Jen, did I mention how great you are?!


4 comments:

Jen Paris said...

aww! So sweet. :) It's easy to be "awesome" when it's so rewarding (plus it's not really being awesome, just family!) We love you guys so much!!! And I actually think I'm the 3rd mother...Bree can take the title of mother too! :)

Breeann said...

yay! you FINALLY updated! and yes. just ask hunter. he always got annoyed with my motherly help ;)

vicki said...

Completely amazing mission call! So happy for him and so happy your family is gaining a missionary. He'll be back before you know it!!

jenny said...

WHAT!!!?!?!?! He is totally not old enough to serve a mission. THat is insane! What a wonderful call and amazing blessing for your family!!!