Our daughter, Ali, received her mission call last week! She will be serving in the England Leeds Mission and will enter the England MTC on August 5. We also were able to talk to our ‘son’ Jonathan on Sunday for Mother’s Day. He is currently serving in the Belgium Netherlands Mission and is loving every minute of it! When he heard where Ali was going he said “I could take a train over to see you!” Of course, he really can’t but it’s nice that they will be so close. He was very excited for her… WE ALL ARE!
Here are a couple Mother’s Day photos of Jonathan (Elder Ellis) sent to us by some senior missionaries in is district. He is very much loved, which doesn’t surprise us at all. We took him into our home because he is such a wonderful young man and we knew he would be a very positive influence if in the right environment. He has touched many lives both here at home and on his mission. He will return home about 3 months before Ali. However, we also have a son who might overlap with Jonathan a month or two… so we may have out three at a time for a while :)