No, not Fast Sunday, nor 7 days ago; this is our final Sunday. We went to the High Council meeting at 7am; Hillary Michael gave her homecoming report and we gave our outgoing report. I think the brethren were all amazed that we would be doing dentistry for 2 years. Wouldn't Dee Dee be teaching or something more suitable? We admitted ignorance but a desire to serve as needed.
At Sacrament meeting and during the rest of the block meetings, everyone was very solicitous of our feelings and preparation. We have been amazed at the number of our close friends who either served in Guatemala, or had a sibling serve there, or knew a great family from there, or had married someone from there. They all said the same thing. We would love the country and we would adore the people. God's children was a common thread.
Tomorrow we start with the serious list "scratching off" and the suitcase filling. We will be set apart on Thursday evening (24th) and leave early the next morning for our first stop at the Bennett's in Las Vegas. Maybe really early the next morning. It is the Memorial day weekend and we will have plenty of Los Angeles company on the road to Vegas.
The adventure begins.