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Thread: Sending children on a mission

  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    Don't you mean '96? Otherwise you have some 'splaining to cover your almost 9-yr old...
    Maybe that is why he had to leave the mission!

  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    Don't you mean '96? Otherwise you have some 'splaining to cover your almost 9-yr old...
    Doh. Of course it only FELT like a 12 year mission. I'm reminded of the cranky ol' lady from my ward that I ran into at the stake center when I reported to the high council.

    Her: Are you glad to be home?
    Me: Yeah. Excited to move forward into the next chapter.
    Her: Hmph. My sons were all sad to be home. They liked their mission.

  3. #123
    We had a meeting with our SP this week. My son signed a LOI to play football (not at Utah) but was planning on a mission first. After this meeting, there’s enough uncertainty around missions right now that it might makes sense to play a year (if it’s even possible given scholarship considerations), then revisit the decision.

    My concern of course is that the longer it takes to get into the field, the less likely it will happen.

    These HS seniors are in interesting times to be sure. Online school, spring sports effectively cancelled, mission plans in day-to-day flux, social distancing, parents losing income just to name a few things they’re dealing with.

    Nerve wracking time to be 18.

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by mUUser View Post
    We had a meeting with our SP this week. My son signed a LOI to play football (not at Utah) but was planning on a mission first. After this meeting, there’s enough uncertainty around missions right now that it might makes sense to play a year (if it’s even possible given scholarship considerations), then revisit the decision.

    My concern of course is that the longer it takes to get into the field, the less likely it will happen.

    These HS seniors are in interesting times to be sure. Online school, spring sports effectively cancelled, mission plans in day-to-day flux, social distancing, parents losing income just to name a few things they’re dealing with.

    Nerve wracking time to be 18.
    Where did he sign?
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  5. #125
    since I started this thread a while ago , kid one come and gone to Chile.

    Second son went to Alberta and came back a changed man. He left when he was almost 20 after he decided he wanted to go. My wife and i have told him " if you are not 100% committed dont go. You will make everyone around you miserable. Including yourself." He all the sudden one day said I think i am ready to go and dove in headfirst. He is now married last OCT

    Third is almost nineteen and wants to serve a mission but seems reluctant. He has been somewhat of a loner. Told him the same thing i told the other ones. BE sure. Still trying to figure out what is holding him back. He is good with people but he has a hard time trusting in anyone that is not a star wars character

  6. #126
    Thanks for the update. My kid is still 4 plus years away and has already said he has no interest in going. If so, he will be the first child or grandchild, boy or girl, in my wife’s family to not go on a mission. Lot of pressure on that side of the family.

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