Elder Zachariah Mitchell has been called to serve a mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints in the England London South Mission. The Mission covers all of southern England from Cornwall through to Kent (not all of Kent is in the Mission). Just over 30 years ago, I, his father, was called to serve in the England Bristol Mission. A number of years ago, the Church reorganised the missions in the United Kingdom and the Bristol Mission was split between the London South Mission and the Birmingham Mission. Two of the areas that I served in are now in Zac's mission, so I look forward to learn the areas in which he will serve and live in.
Zac becomes Elder Mitchell
On the eve of Zac's departure, Zac was set apart as a missionary by Pres Richard Campbell ( Pres Freed was unavailable as he was out of the country). Also present were Richard and Fiona Moon. I t did bring back memories from when I was set apart as a missionary back in December of 1981. Before he was actually set apart, there was time for some last hugs.
|Zach with Caitlan.....|
|Missionary Training Centre, Preston Temple|
|He's made it!|
About 2 hours later than planned, we finally arrived. The drop off passed in a blur! We did get to go inside and meet Pres and Sis Walker and had a few pictures taken. I'm afraid I'm not looking my best as I was a little stressed out from the trip.
|Dad putting on Elder Mitchell's name tag|
|One happy missionary, one frazzled Dad and a relieved Mum|
As you can see from the photos, Zac, sorry Elder Mitchell, is over joyed at being in the MTC. He has finally arrived as a missionary.