Sunday, October 11, 2009

the call

We are really excited and happy about our call to New Orleans (the Jackson Mississippi mission. We are not sure what we will be doing but we think since we are assigned to "employment resources" that Jerry will be helping people find construction jobs. Where else do they need a construction guru more than New Orleans. I think I will be in the office working with people. I am quite certain that we will be working with people in our ward or branch where we will attend. That will be a great experience.

It will be like going to a foriegn country. Laura C tells me that her brother went there and he called it an international mission. There will be lots of diversification for sure.

I have been reading about the hurricane Katrina that devestated New Orleans 4 years ago. I hope it goes well and fast or I will miss all of my family too much. We will miss weddings, ordinations, birthdays and holidays but I know each one of our family will be blessed because we will be praying for each one individually as we do now.

We enter MTC on Dec. 7 09 and will be driving our car to LA we will probably recieve extra training after the original 5 days in the MTC. There is special welfare training so I am guessing that we will get that.

I think I will be able to wear the nice clothes I have been making. I think I will be there two winters and indoors in air conditioning in the summer.

IT is going to be a great next two months visiting folks and preparing, getting shots and replacing the windsheild of our car and whatever else we need.

As you can see by the pictures, I was really surprised when I saw where we are going. I never thought of the south. My Grandpa Brown went on three mission to the Southern States mission. It took in all of the southern states. I don't know if he served in LA but he probably did at some time. I will read his journals againand find out. He may have been up there tweeking it for us. *U*


  1. Barbara, you look so happy. I am just thrilled for you and Jerry and I agree. I can't think of a better person than Jerry to help people find a construction job. You will do wonderful things with the people in New Orleans. You both are outstanding people and you will be missed, but your family will be blessed through your service. Love you so much!

  2. Congratulations! You guys will be great there. But then you would be great anywhere. The people in LA will be very lucky to have you there. Sure hope you will be able to keep everyone posted on life on your mission.

  3. We couldn't be more proud!! The people of LA are very lucky to have you. We love you so much.