Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The First Week!

Wow! What a journey this is!  
We have already experienced great blessings this first week of Kooper's mission!

We were lucky enough that Koop's P-day fell on Saturday! This was a welcome blessing after dropping him off just Friday afternoon and him not feeling well!  It was nice to get an email from him letting us know that he was feeling better, not great, but better!  It took a little bit of the sting away!

He gave a list of things that he felt like he needed sent to him like hangers, stamps, letters from his favorite people and friends, and beef jerky!  Quite the list!  It was fun to hear his personality come through his writing.  He told about how another elder took his spot in his room because he didn't think Kooper was coming, and then when he got there he didn't want to move.  So he is in a room with two elders going to Alabama!  He said the one was pretty cool.  The other he said was "a little bossy but he did sit ups last night so I'm not messing with him"!  Haha! 

P-day on Saturday also meant a letter in the mail on Monday!
 The First Letter!

His letter was so good! He told of the struggle of going Friday feeling sick and being in a classroom for 3 1/2 hours!  He said he thought he would die!  That night he was able to reflect on the craziness of the week and know that he can do this!  He is being blessed!

Wednesday was Awesome!  We have a cute choreographer and friend that has done routines for
 Hi-Steppers many years.  Her mom works at the MTC and she told me a couple months ago to send Kooper to her and she would give him an otter pop!  I had reminded Kooper of this in a letter.  Well, Wednesday she came to teach a routine and when she got there I asked her if she needed to call her mom for anything and maybe have her go look in on Kooper and report! Haha! 
Little did I know it was already in the plans!  Within 10 minutes of her being there,
 I had 2 wonderful pictures!!
Kooper and his companion Elder Barrow from Seattle Washington

Kooper and our good friend Travis that works at the MTC!

My friends mom works in the travel department and she called Kooper and his companion to come down so she could get the pictures and give an otter pop of course!  While they were there Travis called and she told him she was getting pictures of an Elder for someone from Bear River.  He asked questions and figured out is was Kooper and told her to not let him leave and he came over to see him!  How cool is that!?
These are awesome blessings for a missionary mom!  

I think it has been a pretty awesome 1st week!  A hard first week, but I know that Kooper is happy and I am happy that he has chosen to serve!  
Just 103 short weeks to go! :)

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