Colby has decided to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He shared this news with me and Allen in early March, 2016. We couldn't be happier. We think Colby is an amazing young man with a huge heart and a willingness to serve. He's going to do great things.
After all of the doctor and dentist appointments, he submitted his call on March 29, and received the call in mail on April 14, 2016. He waited until April 15 to open it.
Colby invited family and friends to share the excitement of opening his call. We had a map out and let people place their guess. A lot of guesses to foreign lands. I hadn't been nervous about any of this, until he was ready to open that envelope.
Colby was called to the California, San Fernando mission.
He enters the MTC in Provo on June 1. We are so excited for him, and the people in San Fernando that will get to know him. You are going to be a great missionary.
"The decision to serve a mission will shape the spiritual destiny of the missionary, his or her spouse, and their posterity for generations to come. A desire to serve is a natural outcome of one's conversion, worthiness, and preparation." Elder Russell M. Nelson