A fun picture for the week...

A fun picture for the week...
A Satellite View of Elder Sorensen's Trailer in the Church Parking Lot in Many Farms, AZ

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Oh, the places he'll go!!

So Kaycee and I stayed up REALLY late one night looking on google maps at the cities previous missionaries had served in India. We've been doing research to answer some questions we've been receiving.

There is actually a mission in Delhi, India. It covers Delhi, Nepal, Bangladesh,Bhutan and Pakistan(only locals can serve here).

Logan received his Visa requirements from the Mission Travel Dept. It tells him all he has to do. This is a whole new world to us. The only time we left the country was to see Niagra Falls. That was crazy!! We almost weren't readmitted because the officials didn't believe all the kids were ours.Anyway the cities he is toserve in are listed on his application. They are Bangalore, Delhi(he can still be assigned here), Hyderabad, Madras(Chennai), and Goa.

So we have google mapped all of these cities. We've looked into the branches there. It's cool because they meet in Industrial Parks and office buildings. There are 25 branches in a country of over 1 billion people. The country is a district not a stake, yet.

Only 2.3 % of the population if Christian. Howard told Logan he expects that number to be at least 5%. No pressure there!!

This week Logan applied for his passport, arranged for immunizations(there's lots), scheduled his priesthod interview and opened a bank account with a debit card. He was really excited his card has the American Flag on it. He had his fingers crossed it would.

I've always heard missionary Moms say there's lots to do. Well now I know!! We try to work on the list everyday. We have to pace ourselves.

So last night we went out to the lake. The Weather was beautiful. The Ardis' came. Yep, they made it to Texas. Bryan & Heather came with their kids and Faren came because he's been helping them move. Faren has to be the absolute best person I have ever seen pack a truck. If you ever need to move call Faren!!

All of their kids jumped in the lake with their clothes on. They are such great kids. They try all kinds of new things.Bryce found a frog again. He also found one on our rafting trip at the family reunion. Maybe he has a future as the new host of Man vs. Wild. Who knows maybe Logan will eat frogs in India. ...

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