Sunday, January 25, 2009

Called to Serve

We had a experience this week that was truly exciting. Via skype, cell phone, and land line, my family, my brother's family, and my sister's family were all able to be "present" when my parents opened their mission call. They will be serving in the Tampico, Mexico mission as CES Program Specialists.

I opened my mission call with my parents on the phone and now 9 years later I was able to be there with them. It is hard to believe.

I have to admit I was sad when they first said they were going. Of course, I know that is very selfish of me. They are going to be amazing missionaries and I think they are going to be perfect for the CES Program. WE love you Mom and Dad are proud of you!

10 comments:

Monica Merced Rich said...

Hurray for Bro. and Sis. Nolte! They are going to be SOOOOO great! And not that far from New Mexico after all!

Monica Merced Rich said...

And -- BTW -- when can we all come visit? It looks beautiful there! :)

Ryan said...

that is so awesome. Congrats on your parents. What great examples....mine are still two years away from going.

Jill said...

How exciting! That is actually where Paul served his mission! Good luck to your parents.

James and Lucy Millward said...

That's crazy! I had not idea that they were even planning on going on a mission. Congratulations to them.

Janell said...

Very fun! Jeff's parents loved their mission. the time will go by faster than you think. and who knows, maybe in two years you'll be taking a trip to pick them up.

Margo said...

having missionary parents is such a huge blessing--while my mom and dad were missionaries cliff and i got engaged. And the grandkids have such a good example. Yea for your parents!

The Boone Family said...

Congratulations to your parents! That's so awesome! I'm with Mon...let's go visit :)

Ashley said...

The parents of a close friend of mine are in Tampico right now! Does it mean I'm a bad friend if I can't remember if they're serving a mission or mission presidents?

Melanie said...

Hey, Emily! If you don't mind, I'm going to finally link your blog to mine. Then I can keep track of you - I already stalk AnnaMin & Ben. I'm soooo happy for your parents!!!!! I want mine to be able to go on missions. Tommy has to graduate, etc. Love ya!