We’ve been having a lot of training meetings and homework assignments the last few weeks. It’s keeping us very busy. One of our meetings this week was in Salt Lake at the Missionary Department where I noticed this map on the wall. It shows the boundaries of all the missions in the Northwest. Ours is Yakima, stretching from a corner of Oregon to the Canadian border. It’s nice to see the place where we’ll be living on a map like this. We are getting more and more excited to go and more and more sad to leave. Such mixed feelings every day–it’s not easy.
They have secured a lovely Mission Home for us in Yakima. Last week they got the key and the facilities manager and helpers will be working hard to furnish and prepare our new home before we arrive on or about July 1st. Here’s what our next home looks like:
It is fun to consider all the wonderful experiences we will have there, as I look at our yard and home here, trying to memorize every shrub and flower. Yesterday Heidi mowed all 5 lawns here–took her awhile. It’s a big job keeping up with things. We have to be prepared to just walk away and trust the kids will take care of things while we’re gone. I hope they enjoy it as much as we have.