July 2, 2017
Sunday nights have become a sacred part of the Sabbath day for our family. Every night for two years we have anxiously awaited Sam’s email home. His Monday morning (P-day) is our Sunday night. Tonight we won’t receive an email because Sam will be on a train to the mission office. He will weigh his luggage, have a final interview with his mission president, attend a career workshop and attend a devotional at the mission home. He will spend Monday night at the mission home.
Sam and the other departing missionaries will board a bus to Taipei first thing on Tuesday morning where they will do some sightseeing and have lunch. They will participate in a 2:30 p.m. temple session, take photos, have some free time and then spend the night in temple housing.
On Wednesday morning a bus will transport the missionaries from the Taipei Temple grounds to the airport. Sam will spend 17 hours in the air, and will fly to Hong Kong, Los Angeles and then arrive in Las Vegas just 5.5 hours after leaving Taiwain (if you forget the time change).
We’ll greet Sam in our custom made Taiwan t-shirts with the flag on the front and our familial relationship to Sam on the back in Chinese, a tradition we’ve done with all the kids so far.
We can’t wait to see him and are incredibly proud that he chose to sacrifice two years of his life to serve the Lord.
Todd & Dee