When we returned home from our mission to Samoa in May 2014, we never dreamed that we would have the opportunity to return - especially to serve another mission. We were saddened to leave many wonderful friends - who had become like family to us. However, we got an unexpected email from mission president in March 2015 (just 10 months after our return) asking if we would consider returning. To make a long story short, we were delighted, but hesitant at the same time. There were several issues that had to be worked out before we could commit, but, while on a pioneer trek at Martin's Cove with our youth, we both received confirmation that returning to serve another mission was the will of our Heavenly Father. So, we proceeded to fill out mission papers and prepare for our return. Although it was really hard to leave family again, we knew it was what we had to do. We entered the MTC in Provo, Utah for a week of training and instruction.
It is now the 2nd of August and we have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to do anything with our blog. We can't believe that we are 7 months into our mission already. I started a post several times and when I attempted to post it, the information was lost. I will end this post and the next one will be a summary of the last 7 months. It has been quite a ride... We miss everyone at home so much, but are finding joy in being part of this mission again.