Kyle enters the MTC

Well, we had Kyle’s Farewell.  I know you aren’t supposed to call it that anymore but the the option “Last talk in Church before going into the MTC” just doesn’t do it for me.  Kyle gave a wonderful talk.  I was surprised because he really didn’t start preparing for it until Saturday evening.  Different friends of his stopped by the house during the evening interrupting his preparation.  He will learn to prepare early while on his mission.

Some of Kyle’s friends at our little lunch in the back yard after church.

Kyle's friends

Afterwords we were all tired.

But we made it through.

Wednesday September 28th.  That is the day we have been waiting for.  It was four and a half months ago that Kyle got his call.  Now his date has finally arrived.

We took a few pictures around the house.

We drove down to Provo and had lunch at The Brick Oven.  We thought we had an original idea.  Turns out there were three or four other missionaries doing the same thing.  One sitting near us we even going to Argentina as well though to a different mission.  Good luck Elder Hancock from Gilbert Arizona.

We then drove over to the Provo Temple, took the obligatory picture in the front and a couple more.

Then came the hard part.  We drove towards the MTC which is an easy walk from the Temple westward.  We took more shots of Kyle in front.

Then drove over to the MTC.

They have Elders right at the curb to help the new missionaries with their luggage.  We had everything in the bed of the truck.

By the time we were out of our seats, the assisting “Host” Elder had Kyle’s backpack on and half the luggage unloaded.


We quickly said our goodbyes for two whole years and then Kyle turned and walked towards his home for the next two months,






and walks,







until he slowly disappears.




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