Saturday, July 9, 2011

Näkemiin Vanhin Hansen (Goodbye Elder Hansen)

Welcome to McKay's Mission Blog! We'll use this blog to post updates and photos of his experiences as a missionary.

On February 23, McKay received his call to serve in the Finland Helsinki Mission, with a report date of July 6. He was set apart on Sunday night by President Fisher. We left Portland last Monday to drive him to Provo. When we stopped for gas in Pendleton, we saw this sign, which seemed appropriate:

Tuesday morning we went on a hike with our friends the Hunts, and then left for Provo so that McKay could say goodbye to a few friends. We did some last minute shopping and then had dinner at La Jolla Groves. Wednesday morning we did a little more last minute shopping, had lunch at Ripples, and then went to the temple for some pictures:

And then it was time to drop him off at the MTC. Since Erik flew from Portland to Salt Lake City, this was our first experience with the "curbside drop-off" and it was as quick and efficient as advertised. A few quick hugs, and he was gone...

...and so it begins.

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