Saturday, 11 December 2010

11 Dec. 2010

Elder Eric Eugene Ziegler

Called to serve in the Canada, Vancouver Mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. He will be Teaching in the Spanish language.
December 15, 2010 - December 2012

Today Eric departed Saint Louis airport bound for Provo, Utah Missionary training center(MTC) of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. His Entry Date is Wednesday The 15th.

Let me back up a few days before I continue.

Wednesday the 8th. we held a small open house for those who wished to stop by and say farewell and wish Eric luck on his mission. Thank you to all who attended it was a great evening.
Thursday the 9th. Eric was set apart by our Stake President , President Gilchrist. He gave
Eric some great council as well. it was a great evening. The one thing that stood out to Don was the importance of being obedient. For me, Jo Ellen, it was to learn to Love the people and his companions to go the extra mile for them.

As soon as Eric was set apart Don put his old missionary name tag on him. He is still wearing it and will until he gets his new one at the MTC. Then he will mail Don's back to him.

Friday afternoon Don, Elder Ziegler and I (Jo Ellen) left for Saint Louis where we stayed the night. This morning we went to the Saint Louis Temple and did some Temple work there. Then it was off to the Airport. I can not lie I shed a tear or two. I said to Don he is leaving as a boy but he will come back as a Man. He will grow and learn so much in the next 2 years.

Mariah and Kyle Stewart (Eric's sister and brother in law) picked him up from the Airport and he will be staying with them for the next few days.

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