Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Work of Salvation Broadcast & MTC Choir

We were so excited to know that Sarah would be singing in the MTC choir at the 'The Work of Salvation  Broadcast' at the Marriott Center!  We had gone to the Stake center in hopes of seeing her sing, and caught a short glimpse of Sarah - or we thought it was here.  When we got home that night, we had received an email from her companion's parents, the Atoa's.  They are from Orem and were at the broadcast and were able to get pictures of Sarah and send them to us.  What a sweet tender mercy to be able to see her picture and smile!  And it WAS her we saw on the screen.  Later that month, someone from our ward brought us the church news and pointed out that Sarah was on the cover of the magazine for this special broadcast with ALL the sister missionaries in the choir!  It was truly amazing!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Having MTC fun...

3rd week in MTC....and they look like they are having some fun!

love the smiles....

MTC firsts....

Sarah's first Companion in the MTC- Sister Devri Atoa.  They have both been called to serve in the Argentina, Posadas Mission.

Sarah and her District in the MTC

Sister Atoa and Sister Holmes...temple day was a 'thumbs up'!!

Sarah and her district with the Mission President and his wife, Pres. & Sister LaPierre.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Entering the MTC...

Annnnnd here we are...

Just as you pull into the MTC, it is amazing the spirit of this wonderful place.  To witness the army of Young Men and Women answering the call to serve was an amazing sight...that alone brought on tears!  Watching these amazing youth!!  Totally awesome!

This Sister greeted Sarah at the curb of the MTC - it happened so fast, that we didn't get her name, only that she was called to serve in Brazil and had been there 4 weeks.

One last family photo at MTC.

And, she is off!  Such a humbling feeling to watch your 'baby' walk off with the army of missionaries!  She is in great hands and will do great things.

Moments with mom...

more family moments....

Dad, Sarah, and Mom

June 5th, 2013

The Big Day - June 5th, 2013

Today is the day Sister Holmes will enter the MTC in Provo, Utah.  Here are a few picture of the family good byes...

Top:  Lizzie and Sarah, Sarah & Bubba (Cameron) on the temple grounds in Provo.

ok, so i brought the WHOLE role of TP for the trip to the MTC.  And it came in handy, as it all started before we even entered the MTC parking lot.  Tears were tears of JOY and the amazing spirit that was there as you pulled into the drive at the MTC.