Saturday, July 28, 2012

Also in her letter, "There are 23 missionaries that came in to the MTC the same day I did that are going to Singapore and my district has 12 of them."

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I got a letter from Summer this week that said she's already having trouble with English, starting to think in Malay!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

There she goes, officially starting her mission!
We stopped and all got out to help Summer get her luggage. Two elders stepped forward and helped take her bags. We both gave her a hug and told her goodbye for 18 mos.
There are the missionaries getting ready to escort the "Greenies" to their next destination. We were directed past several of them until we got to #17.
Here's the gate to the MTC. We get a post-it stuck to the windshield denoting Sister or Elder.
Last time we will take her to eat out until 2014! Picture with Mom outside Olive Garden.
Picture with Dad at trail head parking area.
There's a nice trail head at the top of North Temple in Provo. Good for pictures!
We stayed with a friend who lives across from the Provo, UT Temple. Thank you Sister Brenneke!
Had a little time before MTC arrival, so we visited the Paleontology Museum at BYU.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We also checked out Temple Square. Summer in front of the Salt Lake City Temple.
A view from the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. We got to see the movie, "Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration."
Then we visited the "This is the Place" Monument.
Sitting outside the Draper Temple the day before entering the MTC (Missionary Training Center).

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer became Sister Ballantyne tonight when Stake President Christensen set her apart as a full-time missionary. Tomorrow we leave for Utah. She reports to the MTC (Missionary Training Center) on Wednesday, July 18th.