|Elder Anders mugging for the camera before heading off for the MTC|
My nephew, Elder Anders, took off yesterday in a blaze of glory. He's got two years before he reaches RM status. However, I'll bet it goes by quickly.
|Christian, Nils, Anders and Mom Kirsti|
There was also a "traditional" lunch at Denny's restaurant. Denny's in Provo, Utah, has had a long-standing policy of letting missionaries eat for free. (Good for them!) So, that's where the family headed for lunch before dropping Anders off at the Missionary Training Center, or MTC, as it's called..
|The family at Denny's in Provo|
Many years ago, Dad Jay served as a missionary in Sweden. There wasn't a family to drop him off, nor an outing to Denny's for him, poor kid. I remember driving him to the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport for his flight to Salt Lake City, and from there he was on his own. I'm glad he's been able to provide a better experience for his children.
|Nils and Anders|
Nils returned from his mission in January of this year and is now attending Brigham Young University. Now Anders begins his 2-year tour of service for the Lord. Not a bad tradition!
|Not so "Future" any more!|
We have time for one last photo op!
And then, off he goes as part of God's Army.
Can't wait to hear all about his experiences!