Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sister Jeppson Reports to the Provo MTC!

It's been a busy week! On Sunday, August 14, we had the privilege of listening as Sister Lindsey Jeppson delivered her farewell address at the Founders Park 9th Ward in South Jordan, Utah. Lindsey spoke about conversion, and gave beautiful examples from her own personal conversion and decision to serve a mission. In glancing around the chapel, the entire congregation was riveted. Lindsey has a glowing countenance and wonderful, engaging personality. She will be a phenomenal missionary!

Following church, the Jeppsons welcomed Lindsey's friends and family at their home for an "open house." They served yummy refreshments (as always!), and well wishers got to spend a little time talking, laughing, and reminiscing with Lindsey.

Lindsey and her friend, Nate Jensen - Nate will be serving in the Washington D.C. South mission, beginning June 26.

Tuesday evening, April 16, President Mike Cottle, President of the Founders Park Utah Stake, set Lindsey apart as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Close friends and family joined the Jeppson family in their home to say their final goodbyes as she embarks on 18 months of service in the Arizona Mesa Mission/Temple Visitor Center. The next day, Lindsey's family drove her to the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC) where she will prepare to preach the Gospel in the Spanish language. Lindsey will be at the MTC for about six weeks.

This is a text I received from Lindsey's dad, Brad Jeppson, just before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. I'm adding this to the blog because I feel like it will mean so much to Lindsey to get a glimpse into her dad's heart in the moments after he sent his baby girl into the Lord's service.

From Brad Jeppson at 12:54 p.m.: "Our offering is on the alter. Today was the first day in the history of the church that there were more sister missionaries reporting to the MTC than Elders."

Those words speak volumes....sacrifice, love, history. That's what it's all about.

Brad and Holley Jeppson Family