My brother Michael has received his mission call!
The Boise family gathered for Michael's big moment and put him on the phone so that David, Mom and Dad, and I could listen in. We were getting crystal clear reception out on the porch and listened as Mikey read the first line of the call... Then he gets to the part where he says "...you have been called to labor in... WAAAAAAHHHH!" Meanwhile Mom's yelling into the phone... "Michael! Michael! We couldn't hear you! We couldn't hear you!" And Michael's yelling into the phone, "What? What?" That seemed to last for like 5 minutes (though now watching the video, I see that it was only a few seconds....) until he says, "Oh! South Africa Johannesburg!" So there you have it!
The best part of this moment is the two little boys (as they will forever be known, even though they will never be little again!) sitting together on the couch and Mikey's smile, while Kevin is just so intense, dying to see where his big brother is going. Kevin looks like he's going to burst a blood vessel! Look at those faces, how did they grow up so fast!?!
Sooo... He's going to be serving in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. I'm so excited for him and think it's so awesome that he has decided to serve a mission. It's especially fun to think of him serving there since that is where David's dad served his mission and where mom is from, where she learned the gospel and was baptised. Congrats Mike! Sorry we couldn't be there for the big event, but we love ya!