Brent was home in Orem with a bunch of friends, neighbors and family. Jill, Karrissa and Joe were on video-chat, and I had just landed at the SLC airport (early) and was listening in via cellphone as Brent read his mission call.
Dear Elder Parsons:
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission.
You should report to the Missionary Training Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, 13 August, 2008. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Portuguese language.
Yea! The waiting is over. Brent, and the entire family is excited for this opportunity.
A couple of years ago I had a teaching assignment down in Sao Paulo, and on a walk one morning just happened past the Sao Paulo MTC. Some of the best food of my life was in Brazil.
This is going to be a great experience for Brent, and for all of us at home. Congratulations Brent!