The Drop Off was so efficient and organized. There are MTC staff and missionaries every few feet, on both sides of the drive. Along the sidewalk are numbered signs where families pull up to be greeted by a missionary host. Justin and I got out of the car with Owen to help him pull out his suitcases, give him a last hug, and watch him be escorted down the sidewalk. Four minutes and we were pulling away from the curb.
He is going to be so missed here at home, but he is where he is supposed to be and he is anxious to begin his service to the Lord.
|The priesthood brethren who set Owen apart as a missionary.|
|Goofing off at Village Inn|
|Got the satchel...|
|...last hug from Dad...|
|....got the suitcases....|
|....and he's off.|