Thursday, September 08, 2011

Elder Justin Paul Adams

When I got home on Wed from doing a 2nd grade substitute job, I noticed the mailman had just finished delivering the mail in our circle. The bishop was pretty sure the call would come on Wed but Steve Young, our stake exec secretary, thought it might be Thur due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday.
When I went in the house this is how I found Justin - working on my laptop. I asked him if he'd checked the mail yet and he hadn't. I had to urge him to go out and check the mail and luckily he humored me. Jared and Kamryn went with him while I followed along with the video camera.

Inside the mailbox, he found this big white envelope. There it was - the next 2 years of his life. He was so calm and mellow about it. He could've waited for days to open it, I think. Luckily for me, he only had to wait for a little less than 2 hours. Brooke and Taylor had dental appts and Paul didn't get home from work until just before 6. Paul brought his dad with him and we also had my parents over to join in the excitement.

Justin finally was ready to open his call and I started the video and it said "out of memory" so I had him stop so I could get a new memory card. When he started again, he was so calm and read slowly:

"Dear Elder Adams:
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the France Lyon Mission."

We couldn't believe it. France!
He took 2 years of french in jr high so he has some French under his belt.

He continued:

"You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the French language."

We are all so excited!!!! Its so great to know where and when's he going. We spent a lot of time on the internet looking up info about his mission. I read through the whole packet and learned what we needed to do right away. Its going to be such a great experience for Justin and for our whole family.


Susan Byers said...

That's a really great post! It's so exciting for your family!

Janice said...


Paige said...

That is SO wonderful!!!

Are you accepting it yet?

Ashley Harris said...

OH how exciting!!! Congratulations Elder Adams and to the very proud parents. Miss you all!!