Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Call

The day that Harvey and I thought seemed light years away when Sam was born almost 20 years ago, arrived last night.


Surrounded by just a few friends and family at home,  and by many, many family and friends over the internet and by conference call, Sam opened up his mission call.


“Dear Elder Gish:

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 Taiwan Taichung Mission.”


{That’s this itty bitty little Island way, way, WAY over here.}

“It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.”


“You should report to the Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, November 7 2012. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Mandarin Chinese Language.”


For the next two years, this will be the place to check in and read all about Sam’s experience as a missionary in Taiwan.

Congratulations Sam! We are all so proud of you!