Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Welcome to Elder Golling's blog. We dropped Elder Golling off at the MTC this afternoon at 1:00 pm. He will be serving a two year mission in Finland for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. While we shared the last few hours with Michael we crossed passed with several other families around town doing the same thing. Before taking him to the MTC we stopped off at the Provo Temple for pictures. There were so many missionaries there with their families. There was a real excitement in the air. Elder Golling ran into a friend that he knew from Boy's State who was checking in at the same time as him. When we pulled up to the MTC they directed us to a curb sign number where we were to stop. The entire, long curb line was dotted with hundreds of missionaries. Most of those missionaries were waiting as escorts. But, when we drove up, all those missionaries being dropped off at 1:00 pm were filing out of the cars. We had just enough time to take his luggage out of the back of the truck, give him a quick hug and he was off with the wave of missionaries. I did not want him to be sad and I think the excitement that was in the air really took over. He looked really happy when he walked away. He told us ahead of time that he was not going to look bad. He kept saying, "pillar of salt, pillar of salt". We are so glad that he is so excited for his mission.
He should be at the MTC for two to three months depending on if they change it to a two month stay, then off to Finland. I will be periodically posting on Facebook for him but will blog as much as possible to keep everyone updated. Thanks for loving Elder Golling and following his news. Comment if you would like, we would love to hear from you!