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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Goodbye David, hello Elder Monson

On October 3, 2010, David officially becomes Elder Monson 

Loading the cab for the trip to the airport.  David stopped and took one last look around, the last time he would see his home for two years.

Waiting at the airport for the flight to Texas, then onto SLC, UT.

This is the way David likes to travel, whether in the car or plane, it is the same.

Checking out of the hotel.
Loading up the car for the trip to Provo and the MTC.
Lunch at the Brick Oven, family tradition or free cookies and lollipops for new missionaries?

At the famous MTC sign, which was recently removed . . . but it is tradition.
One last family picture with the Provo Temple in the background.
Unloading David's suitcases in front of the MTC.  Lots of other Elders to help newly arriving missionaries.
David is happy he is finally at the MTC.  This is the last time we will see him for two years.  We know you will make a great missionary!  


  1. Go David! We are excited to watch your mission through this blog!

  2. Alright Dave!!
    My favorite is the picture in front of the nonexistent sign at the MTC. What happened to it? My entire life I've seen pictures of Elders and Sisters standing at the brick wall next to the sign. Kind of sad...