Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sister Avery Says Goodbye for 18 Months

Sister Hannah Avery left this morning for the Mexico Missionary Training Center (MTC) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After six weeks of Spanish and Gospel classes, Sister Avery will travel to her mission in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Doctrine and Covenants 4:1-4

1 Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

 2 Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.

 3 Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;

 4 For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;

Sister Hannah Avery will serve in the
Chile Vina del Mar Mission

Oquirrh Mountain Temple
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Sunday evening friends and family came to our home to visit with Hannah and say goodbye.

Sister Avery and her sister, Rebekah, made
250 cupcakes to share with our friends and family.

Rebekah also made her sister a banner to wish her goodbye.

This morning at 3:30 a.m., we left for the Salt Lake International Airport. After checking her bags and saying our last goodbyes, Sister Avery navigated security and caught her first flight to Dallas where she would layover for 3 hours. Her final flight would be from Dallas to Mexico City, where she will receive training in Spanish for six weeks before traveling to the Chile Vina del Mar Mission.

Waiting in the security line for her flights to Dallas
and finally Mexico City!

Navigating security LIKE A BOSS!

Sister Avery Arrives in Mexico City (August 13, 2013)

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