Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Why He Is Leaving on a Mission

My son entered the MTC yesterday. This link is in his honor.

Farewell Talk - Sam (The Liberated)

Elder DeGraw's mission blog is "Mrmn's Mission (Ryan/Citrus/etc)" - and has been added to my blog roll.

6 comments:

Clean Cut said...

I can only imagine that as a parent that this must be a bitter-sweet experience. But, of course, mostly sweet. Best wishes!

Clean Cut said...

From time to time I used the following quote with my missionaries while teaching at the MTC. I still think it's a great quote.

"To every man, there comes in his lifetime, that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents; What a tragedy if that moment should find him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour." -- Sir Winston Churchill

backandthen said...

These is being extremely real to me these days.

Papa D said...

That is a great quote for this context, CC. Thank you; I will put it on his mission blog.

Mama D said...

Technically, since you posted this on Tues, he left home and flew out on Mon but didn't enter the MTC until today, Wed. Just parsing the details... :)

Mama D said...

PS: Ray, remind me to read this talk later, after we've moved and I have more time.