Thursday, January 23, 2014


And just like that Elder Willes is off!

Yesterday, Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 we dropped off Elder William Keith Willes at the Provo Missionary Training Center where he will be until late March.  With him he takes an amazing message, a heart full of faith and a HUGE chunk of our hearts.  It was a difficult day!  In a letter William left on our bed the morning he left he said, "I can't thank you guys enough for letting me serve a mission. You don't need to worry about me.  I will make good decisions and work very hard.  I'm going to miss you guys so much, but the people of Taiwan need me."

So we send Elder Willes with our hearts full of love to the people of Taiwan who need our William a little more than we do for a couple of years.

Bless you William.


 Elder William Keith Willes being set-apart as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Bishop Black, President Castillo, Elder Willes and President Clark.

 Mamoo and Boppy and Grandpa and Grandma Marchant with us
the evening Elder William Willes was set-apart.

 Elder Willes right before leaving home.

 Our family outside the Salt Lake City temple headed towards the MTC.

 At the MTC - As Elder Willes would say, "It's not goodbye.  It's see you in 2."

 Elder Willes

A tender mercy…Boppy (Elder Willes' grandfather) saw him the first night at the MTC for just a minute.  Their classrooms were near each other.  
(Boppy and Mamoo serve in a branch presidency at the MTC.)

To write Elder Willes:

Elder William Keith Willes
2007 N. 900 E. Unit 17
Provo, UT  84602


or (Provo MTC - Departure date 3/26 - Mission Code TAIW-TAI)

1 comment:

Heidi Frodsham said...

You are awesome!! Sweet blog! Sweet missionary!