March 23, 2014
We have worked like crazy to get the house in order so that we can file our papers for a mission. We almost have the third bathroom remodeled. Jim does great work and they look very nice.
We felt comfortable enough to submit the papers. Many people had counseled us to request a specific location or assignment. Jim and I did not want to do that. We believe that the Lord knows us better than we know ourselves, and he definitely knows where our abilities can best be utilized. We did not request a specific place, assignment or length of service.
Tonight we met with our Stake President. He indicated that because we had not made a specific request it had been his experience that it would take longer for the call to arrive. He said it usually takes about 5-6 weeks for senior couple missionaries to receive their calls, and when a couple did not make a request, it was usually a couple of weeks longer.
We have heard enough people indicating that calls are taking a while and that after the call arrives the senior couple is not going for several weeks to several months.
In the meantime, we will continue to work on projects. Just maybe we will finally finish the cabin this year.