To the Rescue...Entering the MTC

Heather's blog wil be updated by her mother for the next 18 months while Heather serves as a                                              missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

 My daughter Heather entered the Provo Mission Training Center yesterday to begin her service as a missionary in the Canada Montreal mission. I'll post her weekly emails, letters and hopefully lots of photos. Eleven days ago she learned she would be entering the MTC three weeks earlier than planned.  But she insisted we keep our scheduled camping trip to Goblin Valley over Labor Day weekend,  so we had one last hurrah with family before she left.

                                           Camping in Goblin Valley with the Burton family

           Wild Horse slot canyon....wading through knee deep muddy water added to our adventure.

                                                                          Goblin Valley

                                         Saying goodbye to Clark and Fatima and their family.

                          Heather  was  so eager to serve and could hardly wait until Wednesday.

                Heather asked me to take photos which captured  her enthusaism for the work.So the day before she entered the MTC we drove to the Bounitful temple and got these darling photos of her.   Heather tied the Canadian flag around her neck and with her French Book of Mormon in hand exclaimed,"TO THE RESCUE!!"

                           Tuesday evening  she was set apart by President Jackson. Grandma and Grandpa Burton and Carter's parents were able to be there with our family for this special evening.

September 9, 2015 Heather entered the Missionary Trainig Center.  On our drive down to the MTC I looked at her MTC address and noticed that her MTC deparure date was  September 22, a  week earlier than she was expecting...THAT  is really being FAST TRACKED!! She has a lot to accomplish in the next 11 days but she'll do great!!

Saying our goodbyes at the Provo temple grounds

Heather  worried most about leaving her little brother Hayden. He'll grow up sooo much while she's gone. 

Heather's last request....Can we please build a pyramid? 

So long, farewell...See you in 18 months. 


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