The James Taylor song is appropriate....Oh, Mexico. Landon will be joining James in the thriving city of Monterrey Mexico. We opened Landon's call with him last night. We took the whole family down to his apartment at Snow College, and there with his roommates, Landon opened and read his call to serve. He enters the Provo MTC on March 12, and will be serving in the Mexico, Monterrey East Mission. His mission goes to the Texas border, to the Gulf Coast, and south just a bit. He is really excited. He did not anticipate learning a language, but is surprised and excited to do that. He was pretty much floating around, especially when he recognized he would be sharing the city with James.
What a great experience for the kids to see and participate in. We can't believe it, but are so stoked. Carolyn and I had some interesting experiences in Mexico last week that makes this discovery even more special. While on our ATV adventure in the jungle, we saw two Elders walking the dirt roads in the poor part of town. We both immediately saw Landon doing the same thing. We also spent some time reading about Monterrey because we were interested in where James was....funny thing.
So, we will send you more later. His mission president is 49 and a native. Pretty exciting. Monterrey has a temple, and is the headquarters of the Mexico North area as well. Awesome.
Brad and Carolyn.