Last Sunday, June 15th, 2008, Sean spoke in Sacrament Meeting. He spoke on "Faith of Our Fathers", since it was Father's Day. Also speaking were Sean's sister, Briana and his good friend, Nate Rau. The primary sang a couple of Father's Day songs between the speakers.
Speaking of Nate, he left last Tuesday for Provo to begin his mission to Rosario, Argentina. When Sean enters the MTC, he will be one of several very good friends of Sean who have recently or will soon begin missionary service. We're grateful for the friendship and examples of Jesse Mckibben (Mexico), Logan Grow (Argentina), Jacob Simpson (Brazil), Nate Rau (Argentina) and Brian Briggs (Brazil). In addition, he has been good friends with Gabe West, who is will be serving a mission in his own way and time from his wheelchair. We're also very grateful for involved priesthood leaders (in particular a great Bishop and Stake President), teachers, seminary instructors, ward members and friends who all have had powerful influences on Sean and all of these boys.
Day after tomorrow, we leave with Sean for Provo. We'll do a few things (a museum, visit temple square, etc.) before dropping him off. Unfortunately, we're not going to have the MTC experience because there is a new mission president conference going on that day. So we will drop Sean off at a nearby chapel instead.
Regarding the Ohio Prophecy...Chris received his call. He's going to San Diego, California. In calculating the directions, I failed to add in the phenolic phactor, which of course, would redirectionalize the result to the tune of about 90 degrees to the counterclockwise position. So, it makes perfect sense. Serving in Southern California, Chris will not likely come home a Michigan fan but could come home a PAC 10 fan, so things are looking up.
We're all so excited for Chris, and know that he will be a great missionary. He's been prepared by parents who have strong testimonies and love the Lord.