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

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

POLL Where will Logan go? The Winner is!!! (Mom's thoughts on the mission call part 2)

So his mission call came Monday. We had to wait for him and Howard to get home so he could open it.

We had over 130 guesses! No one was an exact winner, but my home school friend Rachael Cooper was the closest with a guess of Chaing Mai, Thailand. Interestingly, she was the first to guess. Yeah Rach!!

He is going...drum roll please.... to Bangalore, India!! We are all totally in shock still!! Everyone we tell, including our local church leaders say they didn't even know we had missionaries in India. At one point the government there only issued 22 visas to let our missionaries in the country.

At this time, my friends sons are serving in California, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Missouri and Kentucky.It really seemed as though the strong possibility was he would stay in the states. He kept saying he was going to Kansas or Canada.The Lord obviously has a different plan for him.

He will have an amazing experience. He hasn't come out of the clouds quite yet.That can't last for long there is lots to get done.We applied for his passport yesterday and started trying to find a Health Unit that has all the shots he needs.

He will report to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah on October 22nd. He will prepare to serve in English speaking but it does say he can be reassigned as need by his mission president. That means he may learn a local dialect at some point.

Kaycee was instantly excited with the diseases there and started talking about the worms they can get under their skin. Mom isn't too keen on those types of details.

This experience has strengthened my testimony that we have a Heavenly Father that loves & knows us individually. While I NEVER would have guessed India, I have always pictured Logan on a dusty road with local children kicking a ball. Kids love him and their parents love Logan because kids are always a good judge of character.

I know it will be a hard thing for him to leave us but I also know he loves the gospel and he will love the people of India.

Thanks for all of your guesses we felt all the love and support of every guess. We are so grateful for our family,friends and for the wonderful blessing of having a son that will serve the Lord while serving the people of India.

Logan will love receiving word from home after he enters the MTC on 10/22 you can write him at :

Elder Reid Logan Sorensen
India Bangalore Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N 900 E
Provo, Utah 87604

He will be there for approximately 3 weeks. Then you can send mail to:

Elder Reid Logan Sorensen
India Bagalore Mission
Anjali Plaza, 2nd Floor
493 CMH Road, Indiranagar
Bangalore-560 038

Thank you again for all your guesses. It was lots of fun to accumulate them. There is a picture of the map on the blog. Take a look.



Christi said...

Yea! I'm so excited for Logan! Ummm...that's crazy!! I lvoe that pic of mom hugging him- tears! Love you guys!

"Pops" said...

Go Logan Go!!!!!

Tract out "Bob from Tech Support" !!! I hear he's Golden!!!!!

Please don't come home with a burning desire to work in convenience stores!!!!!

Luv Ya !!!!!! "Pops"

The Kerr Family said...

Hey! I found you blog on Christi's!! It'll be nice to keep up with you guys!!

Wow. I couldn't believe it when we got the phonecall - India. Wow. Pete and I are soooo excited for him! Can't wait to watch him grow through all this. I'm so happy for ALL you guys!!