Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Call has come.....

After a grueling 2 weeks of waiting, Mark's mission call finally arrived in the mail. Craig had left for a recruiting trip to Oklahoma that morning. I asked him on our way to the airport if he would like us to wait for him to come home, should Mark's call come while he was away. Craig said no, that Mark didn't need to wait, but to make sure we called. I called him just as he was getting to his hotel.
We also called several other family members on our cell phones (thank goodness for 3-way calling features!) so they could hear Mark read his call. It was very emoti0nal for all of us.

Mark has been called to serve in the Uganda, Kampala Mission.

He reports to the Johannesburg Missionary Training Center in So. Africa on Dec. 18, 2008.

This is the letter he received telling him of his call. (click on the image to get a closer look)

We are all very proud of Mark and his willingness to serve the Lord for 2 years. We will miss him, but know that he is doing the Lord's work and will be blessed for it.