Silver Lining: little brother all grown up and going to COLOMBIA!

February 15, 2013

little brother all grown up and going to COLOMBIA!

This week, my little brother got his mission call. 

*quick note about mission calls: in the LDS church, young men (and many young women) choose to give two years to missionary service. They put school, jobs, their personal life, and everything else on hold to travel to any one location around the world. They do not choose where they go. They are not compensated with money, college credit, or anything else. They spend every day serving others and telling them what true happiness is all about. To learn more, go to or email me.

The post office called in the morning ("what appears to be a missionary call has arrived at our office. Would you like us to hold it here or deliver it with the regular mail today?"). Just like that, cupcakes were made, the globe was brought out, family came over and long-distance relatives were facetimed. 

And then he opened it. And there was much rejoicing. Barranquilla, Colombia!

I'm proud of that kid brother of mine. Way to go, John! And thats three for three brothers called to South America for their mission.

Three cheers for missionaries!
Do you know an LDS missionary?
And who can tell me anything about Colombia?


  1. I had to look up Colombia because I couldn't remember if it was in central or South America :) So exciting!

  2. So exciting!!!! My brother comes home in November, I can't wait.

  3. Wow, that’s so amazing! That’s is going to be such a fulfilling experience!
    Colombia is known for its great food, flora and vallenato music* =)

  4. Congrats to John! My brother served in the Cali mission and a young man from Aloha 2nd Ward just returned from the Baranquilla mission about three or four months ago. Very exciting! Hoping for the best for John!

  5. Joel says Colombian spanish is the best kind of spanish out there (he got a vast sampling of all South American dialects in New Jersey). Yay for missionaries!!

  6. We're so excited for him. He's going to be awesome!


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