I am SO SORRY that I’ve kept you waiting this long!
We had an eventful weekend, for sure!
It’s hard to believe that with 300+ guesses, no one would correctly guess the destination of Clark’s mission.
This is because Clark has been called to serve in the Salt Lake City South mission, where he’ll be speaking Spanish and working with the growing Hispanic population there.
I’d be lying if I told you Clark was excited (initially) in fact, our reaction was shock. And after that, there were tears. It broke my heart to see my son cry and to feel his disappointment.
He has such a spirit of adventure and he has always wanted to serve a mission and has always thought he would serve in a foreign country, so never did any of us consider the possibility that he might get called to share the gospel in Utah! The headquarters of his mission are just 30 minutes away from the BYU campus and my brother Theron and his family actually live within his mission boundaries. We spent Friday night processing together and there has been much prayer and discussion in our home since. Clark flew back to Utah late yesterday afternoon and I’m just now getting a chance to post. I’m happy to report that he is NOW very excited to serve so close to home. What is most amazing to me is Heavenly Father knew that Geoff and I would not be prepared to help Clark understand, so He prepared several others that called and shared very specific scriptures and experiences and insights that were exactly what he needed to hear to fully embrace his call. I am so grateful for tender mercies like this!
We absolutely believe that Heavenly Father knows Clark and knows where he will be able to do the most good. He will be leaving on June 6th.
Thank YOU so much for your support, enthusiasm and guesses.
I’ll come up with another way of sharing my CHA goodies.