We had thought we would wait until closer to time for Kyle to leave on his mission before going to the temple however a friend at work recommended we go as quickly as possible. It didn’t take much to see the logic of that so we did.
What a great day June 4th, 2011 was. I was as close to a total blubbering wreck as I have ever been, escorting Kyle on his first time through the Jordan River Temple.
We started this blog to document Kyle’s mission. To do that I need to go back in time a bit to the day Kyle received his mission call. It was May 18th, 2011. We pretty much knew the day it would be and were prepared when the mailman arrived. He had to know we were waiting because as he drove into view, he had his hand sticking out of his truck with that big white envelope waving as he came to our house.
That evening, we had friends and family join us as Kyle opened his call,
“Dear Elder Hudgins:
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Argentina Neuquén Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.
You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.”
Boy are we all excited. Although we will miss Kyle, we can’t wait for him to be able to experience This Missionary Life.