OK. I know I used to joke about getting called to Boise, and Dad did serve in Weiser, but now, Landon has been temporarily reassined to Salt Lake City South Mission, working with the Spanish people. I have mentioned how difficult it is getting into Mexico legally lately, for these missionaries. They are having a systemic problem, and for months they have had many many elders staying 4-6 weeks longer than they should at the MTC. It is tough because they have no resources to take care of these Elders, so they work on the phones all day every day. It is not very fun, to say the least.
So, last Friday, the MTC President called in many of the Mexico missionaries waiting on Visa's, and assigned them to various missions in Utah...Salt Lake, Ogden, and Provo.
Landon is really very excited. He called me last Friday to report the move, and he arrived bright and early today in Salt Lake City. I assume he will be working in a threesome, which is sometimes a drag, but I am encouraged by his attitude. He is really excited and taking it in stride. I don't know how long he will be assigned there, but he should only be there about a month at the most...based on how the rest of the Visa's are coming along.
So, if you are driving in Sandy, or Draper, or Holladay, or any number of thriving South Salt Lake communities, keep your eyes peeled for a familiar face.