On December 8, 2010 Kevin received his mission call to serve in the Brazil Londrina Mission where he would teach in Portuguese. We were all excited as he opened and read his call while we watched on skype (he was attending BYU at the time). His only disappointment was that he would need to wait until May 4th to go. So he signed up for another semester of college which included a couple of block classes of Portuguese. When he came home for Christmas break, we got busy with all his passport and visa paperwork. We were all excited when his passport and visa showed up on our doorstep the day he returned from school on April 20th. (This was a blessing, for we had been hearing stories of other missionaries to Brazil not getting them in time to go.) It was a busy 12 days before he left. Grandparents and friends came to visit; we went to CTR Clothing to purchase shoes, socks, suits and pants; and we hunted around for all the other needed things on his missionary list. He spoke in church on Easter Sunday where he impressed us all by ending his talk by sharing his testimony in Portuguese! On May 2 he was set a part as a missionary by President Bair (the same man that delivered him as a newborn), and on May 3rd he flew to Brazil as a full time missionary.
I've created this blog so that I can post his letters and pictures as we receive them for all to see and enjoy.