Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ten Years?!?!?!?

Ten years ago today I was released as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served in the Tennessee Nashville Mission full time for 18 months.
Well, minus a couple of weeks at the beginning in the MTC in Provo, UT. This is a picture of me with my district there and one of our teachers. That was a fun group of people.
This is the "thing" to do at the MTC. Just about every missionary that goes through that place has to point to their mission on the big map. I will go ahead and warn you now, that as I was looking for pictures to post, I had a really hard time finding any that I liked for 2 main reasons - 1. It was the 90s. 2. Apparently I wasn't very cute in the 90s!
This is me in my "greenie" area (Smyrna, TN). Next to me is my "trainer" Jill Passey, and next to her is the girl who trained her. She was no longer on a mission in this picture, but had come back for a visit. We call this a 3 generation shot since greenies are often referred to as the "children" of their trainers.
I'm not exactly sure why this picture scanned crooked, but we'll go with it. The best part of being a missionary is teaching the gospel to great people. This was one of my favorite families I taught. This was in Hopkinsville, KY.
I found this interesting porch decor in my last area (Tullahoma, TN). I didn't stick any pictures of my 3rd area (Hendersonville, TN), but it was great as well.
I stuck this on here for proof of the date. Man, I feel old! I can't believe I've been home from my mission for 10 years! To learn more about what I taught as a missionary, visit THIS site!

6 comments:

Susannah said...

Just think...in 9 more days it will be the 10th anniversary of me coming home from BYU-H. Sad day. In about 5 days it will be the 10th anniversary of Andre putting his arm around you. Good memories! Oh and I love your new background!

Gene said...

This makes your parents very old too....and that makes your Uncle and Aunt ancient...

Dadra said...

Time sure does fly doesn't it? I am rapidly approaching the 10 year mark as well. In some ways, it kind of feels like it was so long ago, like some kind of dream. In other ways though, I can remember very vividly the sights, sounds and people that make a mission so great. Congrats on 10 years!!!

crack'n up ourselves said...

Wow, I forgot you went on a mission. Fun to look through old pictures though isn't it?

123 checkoutourfamily said...

Crazy how fast time flies, huh? I didn't realize you served a mission. cool.

I also see that we have the same middle name.Very nice and random :)

Kristal said...

Ahh, I love these pictures...I wrote you on your mission right? yea, I'm sure I did...I'm awesome. Um, so I stink...sorry, I just realized today that I didn't make you a new christmasy blog header. I probably won't have time before CHristmas either. I guess I'm NOT awesome.