called to serve

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

First Email from Guatemala!

Hi family! I only have five minutes. My P-day will trade around days so you are asked to write me on Sundays. I made it obviously i guess to Guatemala! IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. THERE ARE TREES AND OLD BRICK BUILDINGS ALL AROUND US. The weather is actually so wonderful. and it for real smells good here. haha no joke! My companion is Sister Shiess..she was the girl mom talked to in the airport..long brown striped shirt and pretty smile..that's her :) She is from Provo...two in my room...don't know about district. Santiago district is all i of my counselors is from caribou county originally! Presidente Lloyd. Temple on P-day whenever that is...flight was good...i have met so many friends! have to you all! send to siblings!

Surprise from Megan

What a surprise to get this little note & beautiful flowers delivered to my desk on the very day Megan made it to the MTC in Guatemala.  What a kid!!  I couldn't help but drop a tear or two. I love this girl!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hermana Stoor is on her way

Monday evening Megan was set apart as a full-time missionary by President Wade Clark.  She was given a very special blessing that will be a comfort to her over the next 18 month.  We loaded up and headed to Grantsville, UT to stay with her Uncle Russell & Aunt Monica. We made a stop in Tooele the next morning to try and catch some family & spent the rest of our day in Salt Lake City.  Megan has always loved the Salt Lake Temple and we were able to spend our afternoon taking in a session there - what an unbelievable building!

We had a nice lunch together and frantically shopped for a few last minute things before we headed to the airport.  Her luggage by the way weighed 50 & 51 lbs.  The guy behind the counter just smiled and let her go:

A few photos at the airport:
We were relieved to find out that other missionaries were making the flights to Guatemala as well - 3 sisters and I think 5 elders that we could find:

I asked for a goodbye wave:

Dad had some parting advice & then saying goodbye is not so easy:

One of the hardest things you will ever be asked to do as a parent is let them go - even when you know it is for such a good purpose and that the Lord will watch over them.  I'ts one of those things I don't think anyone can understand until they experience it.  BEST WORST DAY EVER!

Thursday, October 22, 2015