Arriving at the Salt Lake City Airport about 7:30am
The Merrill Kids
Good thing Elder Merrill had 3 suitcases - one for each brother
Right before check-in - Let's do this!
He can't believe this day is finally here
Patiently waiting while we talk and talk and talk
Proud parents of Elder Merrill
We got to hang out with Kaden for an hour or so before he went through security.
We were surrounded by missionaries. Some coming from the Provo MTC to catch flights
and a big group of missionaries headed to the Mexico MTC with Kaden.
It was so awesome to be there with all of them and feel of their amazing spirit.
There were over 40 missionaries on that flight to Mexico.
There were very little tears shed this day - and a lot of excitement!
Sydnee is really going to miss him
ok - there were a few tears.
Elder Merrill & Elder Ellis Toomer
Elder Toomer is my friend Jennie Johnson's cousin. He is from Cokeville, WY and
received the exact same mission call as Kaden. We were able to meet Ellis at Bear Lake
a couple weeks prior to their mission departure day. I think each of them were so grateful
for the blessing of a familiar face this day. They will both be amazing missionaries.
Off to learn & serve
See ya in 2 Elder Merrill
Missionaries headed to the Mexico MTC
As we were getting ready to leave the airport I received a text message from an
unknown number. I opened the message and found this picture. Thank you to
whoever sent this to us that day - probably a lucky person who was on this flight
full of missionaries. So excited for all of them and the amazing adventure the
Lord has in store for each of these missionaries.