Friday, Aug. 20th,
Dallin received his mission call in the mail!!!!
He and I were both at work... Brad and Devin were playing golf... Chad was at school... Diana was the only one at home. Devin and Brad called her and told her to go look... YEP, the BIG WHITE envelope was there! Anyone who has had family serve a mission knows EXACTLY what that envelope looks like!!! I had really hoped they wouldn't tell him and they would just let him find it when he got home, but we were ALL just as excited as he was! So, Brad texted Dallin and told him it was there!!!
We really had expected it on Thurs... we were at the beach on Thurs and Brad checked the mail, he texted us that day and told us it wasn't there, but the boys thought for sure he was playing a trick on them.... so, on Friday Dallin was a little nervous (again) that his dad was just teasing!
Dallin got off work at 4... I didn't get off till 5! When I got home the front room was already filled with his friends!
He opened it and quickly put the paper over the call so he couldn't skip ahead and see WHERE...
and then he began to read it...
"Dear Elder Bergquist,"
Nope, he just kind of... well... freaked, haha, when he read ELDER BERGQUIST! It kind of excited him!
Okay, back to reading it...
"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 Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission""
EVERYONE YELLED AND CLAPPED!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITING!!!!!!!
Well, the anticipation is over! We know WHERE Dallin will be living/serving/teaching for the next 2 years!!! BRASIL!!!
Here is a group shot as he was reading... 2 lap tops were on (skype) Brittany and Derek were watching on one and Kaitlin was watching on the other! Blake was on the cell phone!
In our office we have a map on the wall with all the flags of where all our other family members have served... Dallin went in to put his pin in and it was already there!!
2 of his best friends... Farryn and Aimee!
(You might notice that he had changed into grubbies... he was READY to go on their over night herping trip ~ BOYS.)
Dallin, we are SO proud of you! So grateful that you have the deisre to go and share the restored gospel with Heavenly Father's other children... the people of Brasil will be blessed to have you!!! You will love them and they will love you! You are such a great young man... thank you!!!
We were SO glad that Diana and Devin were here when you opened your call!!! (I can't believe we didn't get a pic of them with Dal! But, if you look in the mirror you can see Devo and Diana is sitting in the chair to the right of us...)
I also think it is very exciting because his oldest brother also serve in Brasil, now they will both know Portuguese! Here is a picture of our handsome missionary, Elder Bergquist!