Jan 18, 2009

Sister Missionaries!!

Our "Missionary Weekend" started off driving down to Provo on Thursday night to be there while my sister opened her call. Her little tiny apartment at BYU was PACKED with all of her friends, but it was fun to be there. She got her call and is going to Brazil! She reports to the Sao Paulo MTC (in Brazil) on May 20th. It was super exciting to be there and take part in that special event. The funny thing about her call is I got my mission call to Brazil too! That was before Jared decided he couldn't live without me and I got married instead, but it's cool that we got the same call. Different missions, but same country. Weird!! I know she's excited and she is going to be great!



Th rest of the weekend was spent in TX welcoming home Jared's sister, Jessie, from serving an honorable mission in Argentina. We, along with Alicia (Jared's sister) flew up the day before to surprise her at the airport. She thought that since we were just there for Christmas we weren't going to be able to come and boy was she surprised to see us there! It was so fun to welcome her home and be there for her momentous occasion. She loved her mission and has funky tan lines to prove it! She was released on Saturday afternoon and we spent the afternoon after that looking at pictures and opening up our presents. She gave a great talk in church on Sunday and it's always so amazing to see the spiritual growth of a return missionary. She spent a lot of time in poor areas of her mission, and so it was pretty funny to see her adjust back into the American life. Anyway, we had a great weekend and even though it was too short we're so glad that Audrey (my sister) is making such a good decision to serve the Lord and Jessie is coming home from that.

7 comments:

Veronica Peterson said...

Welcome home Jesi. Greg said your Spanish is perfect.

Marci said...

Congrats to your sister! And welcome home to another sister! How's that for confusing!!!

michelle p said...

I love sister missionaries! Without them I wouldn't have such a wonderful family today!!!

Monty and Kristin said...

Congrats to your sister. That's awesome!! I love the story of how you and Jared decided to get married. That's so funny your sister got called to Brazil too!! I'm glad you got to see Jessie. What a fun day. I can't wait to talk to her about her mission. I bet she an awesome!!

Nicole said...

Hey its so fun to see you and your husband. You still look great as always. Its fun to see your family in some of the pictures. I can't believe Audrey is going on a mission. That is exciting.

randivon said...

This is so much fun. When you see your sister next, tell her congrats from the Van's. I know my Dad would be super proud. He would probably write her every week too. Man... she got the short end of that stick. But, I am certain she will have a good mission none-the-less. :-) She will be a great missionary.

The Rich's said...

glad you guys could be there! wish you could have stayed longer!!