Sunday, January 2, 2011

Corrie's going to Brazil!!!

You may or may not remember the picture of Brazil I put in the post of our little trip to St. George. Well, here's why it was there:
My little sister, Corrie (a stellar 21-year old) got her mission call!!!
Many of you may have heard of, seen, or met a pair of Mormon missionaries...well she's going to be one. Corrie has chosen to dedicate 18 months of her life to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. She wants to share how she has found true joy in knowing that our Savior lives and loves us unconditionally, and that through Him families can be together forever. Corrie will be serving the people of CURITIBA BRAZIL, woot woot!! I am beyond happy for her and the chance she has to grow as an individual, make an impact on Heavenly Father's children, and to learn the Portuguese language (how sa-weet is that??).

Knowing she'd be in St. George when her "call" (a letter from the president of our church telling her where she'll be serving and when she begins) would be sent...she requested it be mailed to my brother's home in St. George. It was SO great to have most of the family together as she opened it up and found out where she'll be going. Here's a little photo-story of the whole experience...
{That is our little nephew, Walker, that she's swinging in the air cause she's so EXCITED!}

{so SO happy}

{looking on the map...Curitiba (pronounced coo-ri-chi-ba) is just south of Sao Paulo...right on the beach!}

{i love this girl...the best sister/friend you could ask for}

Adam and I are so proud of Corrie...she is a light to all she meets and such an example for good.
Yay for missionary work around the world!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

That's so wonderful for her! Love how happy she looks in these pics! I know you are one proud sister. :D

e.day said...

oh my gosh!! congratulations! that is so wonderful. i love that you documented the whole thing with pictures. such a great way to look back and remember that moment!

and i love that she gets to learn portuguese! yay portuguese!

Rach said...

I kinda got teary-eyed seeing these pictures, I dont even know your sister:) That is just so exciting! You two look so much a like!

Adam and Hilary said...

Yah!!! Congrats to Corrie! I had no idea she wanted to serve a mission. That's sooo awesome! She will be an amazing missionary!!! I'm really excited and happy for her! Hope she reads this. Is her farewell going to be in UT or WA?

Shalyn said...

I didn't even know she wanted to serve a mission- she is going to be INCREDIBLE! How excited for your family- you all must be so proud:-) Tell them all I said HI!

Bri!!! said...

This is very exciting! I love seeing sisters go out! My mission was the single most important decision I ever made in my life. Every blessing since them seems to be directly connected.

Shauna said...

YAY corrie!! She will be perfect there. Wow, how exciting. I'll have to tell Bryce. He will love it!

wilkinson_fam said...

YAY for Corrie! She will be a FANTASTIC sister missionary. I echo Bri about the way my mission changed my life. So excited for her!

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