Thursday, April 26, 2012

Getting the Call

That white envelope came December the twenty first, and having had a white envelope of my own I knew that look on Tyler's face, what he was feeling. He was actually holding his future, the next two years. It is a strange and surreal emotion. As the house filled with family and friends they put their guesses down on paper. A tradition which has proven prophetic. When everyone had arrived and crammed into my parents kitchen, dining room and living room Ty started nervously tearing the envelope open, his voice was full of emotion as he read the words, 'Elder Tyler James Wilson you are hereby called to serve. There is always that moment, when the future missionary scans the letter searching for the name of their mission and that is usually when they lose it. He read the words Birmingham England Mission and naturally the room errupted with whoops and hollering of excitement. This was followed by congratulations and looking up maps, seeing where exactly Birmingham was, what the mission boundaries were. Visions of English Literature dancing in my head. Naturally Ty was just excited to go on a mission but England was such a perfect fit for him. I've put the video of his call on youtube, you can click through here.

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