Terry and Janet

Terry and Janet

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pinch Me Now!

PINCH ME!... Is this for real? We are off to Trujillo Peru in less than two weeks. How did we get here you ask? I am not sure either but this is how we received the call. The first of December Terry got a call from Elder Quentin L. Cook's office. They asked if we could come to a video conference center in Tempe and talk to him. So off we went. Elder Cook asked many questions and then told us that he was not extending a calling. He called this an exploratory interview. Well, Terry has had a few of these interviews from the brethren from time to time when he was a stake president from general authorities or visiting apostles but never with me. This was a little different. But after the interview we had to try to forget about it and go on or go crazy thinking about it. About a week later we received a call from President Uchtdorf's office wanting us to come to a video conference center in downtown Phoenix. Now we knew this was going to be a little more serious. Our son Parker, worked in the building right next door to where we were supposed to be, so we told him to meet us there. He wasn't sure why but he had ideas. We were connected with President Uchtdorf on the big screen and our son was watching and listening to the whole thing through a large glass wall. He was taking pictures with his phone. President Uchtdorf spent about 45 minutes with us. He said some very powerful things that we will never forget and then extended to us the call to serve as Mission President and companion. We did not know where we were going to serve but thought maybe Argentina. Terry served in Argentina in his youth. When Terry read our mission call...(see video) it was a little surprising. No, actually we were shocked. But now we are thrilled. We can't wait to serve with the 200 missionaries in Trujillo. Here we go!


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