Literally, my baby's on a mission! Our oldest daughter, Ali, decided over last Thanksgiving break that she would like to serve a mission for our church. She went through the process of filling out her paperwork and received her calling in May. She was called to serve in the England Leeds Mission and she reported to the Preston, England Missionary Training Center (MTC) on August 5. She left the MTC on August 26 and entered the mission field and is now serving in the small coastal town of Redcar. She is doing great and loving every minute of her mission so far. She has already learned so much about herself and is growing in the gospel daily through prayer, diligent study, and service. We're grateful to have children who are willing to give up all worldly things, school for a time, and precious time with family and friends to serve the Lord.
We all miss Ali, but are so proud of her and her choice to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We love you, Sister Stout!!!
Btw, young men serve for 24 months and young women for 18 months. Ali will return home 3 and a half months after Jonathan, who is serving in the Belgium/Netherlands Mission.
Here are a few pics and the video of her opening her call.