Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I'm glad they're going on a mission!

This week, my two oldest are serving missions in seminary. Bishop Peterson gave each student an official letter calling them to serve. Cameron was called to the Johannesburg, South Africa mission, and Courtney was called to the Atlanta, Georgia mission.

They get points for what they do during the day. I am loving the cooking and cleaning.
One of their assignments was to write a Dear John/Jane letter. It's probably hard to read. Cameron's basically says he is to busy baptizing an entire village to think about her. Courtney had to burn his picture because it was to distracting.
Apparently, this is how you learn the language for the Atlanta mission.
They are not supposed to watch t.v., listen to the radio, play video games or be on the computer. (Courtney is NOT happy about missing American Idol. Luckily, she can watch the finale next Wednesday.) It is nice to have intellectual, spiritual and deep material around for them to study and increase their knowledge of the gospel. It took both of them to figure out the word find.
So far, they have worked out a deal where Cameron cooks Courtney breakfast in the morning and Courtney will cook dinner. Yay me! Last night she made tator tot casserole. Tonight she is making Chicken enchilada casserole. Courtney will clean the bathroom and Cameron will clean the kitchen. Yay, Yay me! They are also going to do a load of laundry a day. Yay, Yay, Yay me! (Does anyone know where I can get some good Bon Bon's?)

9 comments:

terramisu said...

Is it too early to put my kids on a mission? That sounds wonderful! If you need any help eating those bon bons- just give me a call!
Their Dear John letters were funny!!!

debsters said...

Now that's a really neat idea.
Sign my kids up for splits with them, maybe some cleaning skills will rub off on them.

Heather said...

How fun! Enjoy your week... it will go by so fast, I'm sure.

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the Rew Crew said...

This post makes me excited to have teenagers.

Jan said...

Mattie said that your kids were going on missions. Then I told her what they probably were doing for reals. She hurried and deleted her comment. I wish I could have read it...

So cute of an idea. I think we all need a week like that. Good job kids. And AI wasn't that great.

Sonja said...

I love that idea for seminary kids! I don't know if I could have followed all of the rules back in the day so your kids get a great big thumbs up for taking this assignment seriously. They'll make awesome missionaries.

Deborama said...

Wow, how fun! That is such a fun idea, tell them they can come give my kids a discussion to get away from the temptations around the house! :)

l.a.c. said...

so many benefits of having 2 teens at home :)

i love this idea...great training for them.