Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013

We heard from Ryan's mission president today through email...

Ryan has arrived safely which of course we already knew but it was nice hearing from the mission president as well. He said that Ryan brought a great spirit with him and they are looking forward to working with him.

Not much else as his Pday is supposed to be on Wednesdays but with this week being Thanksgiving I am thinking they may have changed it and they are 15 hours ahead of us, we have not heard from him yet. I am hoping soon but only time will tell this week.

Here is the photo we received from President Tanner and his wife of the 3 of them together.

Until next time.....

Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 21, 2013

Ryan made it safely to the Philippines. I was emailing him back and forth at 4 am yesterday our time. His flight did get diverted to Hawaii for about an hour but then they were on their way to Manila. When they got on the plane to head to Cebu they had him check all of his bags and they lost his carry on bag. He is really sad about that since that bag had all of his language stuff in it and his basic things for his mission but no matter what he will be in The Lord's hands.
He said it is beautiful there and he is so excited to be there. He did see Stephen quite a bit in the MTC and was able to give him a blessing for comfort.
Until next time.....

Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 14 2013

Ryan will be leaving the MTC on Monday to head to the Philippines. I have a ton of emotions as this day gets closer but most of all I am at peace and excited to hear of his many experiences while he is there. He is nervous and excited as well.
As we have received emails and letters this week he is doing very well. He has gained 25 pounds while in the MTC. He is learning the language even though it is a struggle, he is staying very positive with it all. He has told us to watch a Mormon message called Mountains to Climb, it is an amazing video and if you get the opportunity to sit down and watch it what a wonderful message of faith.
As we dropped Stephen off at the MTC yesterday we were able to see Ryan as well, he was able to host Stephen, what an emotional experience that was.
I will keep you updated as I hear more.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 9, 2013

I have slacked on this blog and I apologize. I have been hearing from Ryan but it is pretty much the same from week to week as he is still in the MTC.  He is struggling with the language but has faith that he will learn it and do well. He sends us vocabulary with it but it confuses us mostly. He is over excited to leave on the 18th of this month to go to the Philippines, Harvey and I not so much with all of the storms that are destroying so much. One of my friends sons is over there and he is safe and the storms are not in his area well at least the big ones. Even though this is scary to me I am leaving my faith in Our Heavenly Father knowing that Ryan will be in his care and will be taken care of no matter what.

Stephen will be entering the MTC this coming Wednesday and Ryan will be hosting him. He can not come out and get him because we can't see him which I understand but it still makes it a little bitter sweet. I am happy that Ryan gets the opportunity to help his older brother out more than anything.

Ryan is loving going to the temple on their temple days. He really was meant to be a foot soldier for The Lord. We are so very blessed by his example and the same of his 2 brothers.

I will keep you updated as I hear new things. Until next time....