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, October 22, 2008

He is officially on a mission!!!

The timer is correct....

The fam has some plans today prior to the report time...including a trip to the Mt. Timp Temple, playing some football with the boys, and hamburgers...if I recall correctly. As soon as I get a report on the happenings of the day, I will post everyone's memories.

Some events from the drive up there - baptisms at the Winter Quarters temple, a visit to Badlands National Park, the Corn Palace, Mt. Rushmore, stampeding sheep, buffalo hunting, Martin's Cove, Independence Rock and Devil's Gate. I know they were quite happy to be through Wyoming on Sunday and make it to Natalika's house. They spent the day with the Summers on Monday - including a trip to the park and an apple tree that Chance was quite please to find - and then headed to Lehi to be with Amee and Chris & Tanya's family. Tuesday, Mom and the missionary were off to get pants exchanged & hemmed, replace lost scriptures (a tragedy!), buy books, and exchange luggage. From what I understand, it was quite a productive day!

At Mr.Mac while trying on pants, the missionary in the next fitting room mentioned to the sales clerk that he was on his way to India. So, Logan was excited and made a new friend - because let's be honest - that's what he does - no one is a stranger to Logan! They introduced themselves using first names and instantly felt a little awkward. They both decided that "Elder" was the way to go. I'm glad because it would be weird to call him "Sister." They chatted a bit and I don't remember all the details - and Elder Sorensen didn't really either - but I do remember that he was from California. I'm sure I'll find out his name soon enough, there's not that many new missionaries headed to India and they'll probably be together at the MTC.

The boys were happy to have Elder Sorensen running errands yesterday because it meant they got to play Rock Band with their cousins. I think Gavin had a moment where he was a little bothered to end his game, but he quickly got over it. Elder Sorensen requested Chicken & Rice for his homecooked meal last night, so Mom called me and got the recipe. From the report I got, he had 2 large helpings before enjoying 2 servings of delicious banana pudding. He loves food - after all, he is a SORENSEN!

I got to talk to Logan for a minute last night. It's only been a week since he was set apart, and talking to him on the phone, he already sounded different. He didn't use his normal vernacular - dude being the most obvious deletion. I'm so proud of him. He's so grown up, even if he is forgetful and misplaces things! I remember talking when he was about 5 how I would graduate in 2000 and he wouldn't graduate until 2008 and then go on his mission and come home in 2010. It all seemed so far in the future, but now it's here! I'll miss him, but I know he's fulfilling a call he's always had to be a missionary in India at this time. It's like Mom said - it's neat to think that the only movie that could keep the attention of the extremely active 2-year-old Logan was Jungle Book. He's our Elder Mancub!!!
Go Forth with Faith!

On a side note - I wrote Logan a letter this morning using DearElder.com. It was nothing too fancy, but I thought I would pass the greatness on to those who might be interested in a free way to get a note to him. (The service accepts donations, if you feel so inclined.) His box number is 204. He will be in the MTC for approximately 3 weeks (pray for visas!) - hopefully heading to India around November 12th or so.

Happy writing!

For those wishing to write a letter and buy a stamp:
Elder Reid Logan Sorensen
Mailbox #204, IND-BANG 1110
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 87604


The Canciennes said...

That's a cool website. You should post his address to the side along with the website so everyone has easy access to it.

amee said...

It was so good to see everybody! We had fun and I'm so glad we got to see the family especially before Elder Sorensen goes into the MTC. We are definitely proud of him.
We did miss you though Kaycee! You better come with them next time!

michelle k said...

Very cool. Wow, I'm tired after reading about the road trip! What a great memory though. We'll be praying for the visas for sure!