Indianapolis Indiana Temple

Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Indianapolis Indiana Temple

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MTC Drop Off Day

As with Houston's three older siblings (Hema who served in Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission 2006-2008, Helam who served in Georgia Atlanta Spanish-speaking 2010-2012, and Hevynn who served in Japan Kobe Mission 2013-2015), MTC Drop Off Day got here sooner than expected.
Houston's buddies came to the house then came along with us to Provo (L to R: Kincaide, Fua, Elder Heimuli, Soakai and Mana). 

Harrison now gets to take over Elder Heimuli's long-held responsibility of escorting the mature women in the family -- what a little gentleman, just like his brother. 

Elder Heimuli bids a fond farewell to his bros at the Provo Temple grounds. They'll see each other in about 3 years!

Some family photos before we head down the hill to the MTC:

Then a few serious missionary poses...


And we're off to the MTC!

We've been in this familiar situation many times before and I must admit it doesn't get any easier. In fact, I think it's getting harder...at least it is for this missionary mom. 
The nice man at the front asks whether we are bringing an elder or a sister, tags our car accordingly, and directs us to the stop. 
Lucky #7 is our stop where a smiling Tongan elder from Oregon, Elder Kofe, becomes Elder Heimuli's Host to welcome him into the MTC.

Sixty quick seconds of pics, hugs and kisses, and Elder Heimuli walked away with a huge smile on his face. See you in two years, Elder!  We love you.

1 comment:

Cindy Gough said...

This brings me to tears.