Saturday, July 25, 2015

Called to Serve! Opening His Mission Call

Matt received his mission call on April 25, 2015.  He called over his friends and family members and opened it that night.  We all took guesses as to where we thought Matt would serve.

With much anticipation he began to read:
"Dear Elder Welch,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  You are assigned to labor in Ecuador Quito mission.  It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.  
You should report to the Mexico Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, July 29, 2015."

Matt will be preaching the gospel in the Spanish language.

Adam and Brittany live in Portland and were not able to be there when he opened his call, but they were able to watch it on FaceTime!

As the time for Matt to leave has gotten closer, they changed the location of where he will report.  He will now be leaving on July 29th to go to the Colombia MTC.  He will be there for 6 weeks learning the Spanish language, as well as how to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Following the Training Center, he will then fly to Ecuador will he will begin to teach the people living there.

If you are interested in hearing about Matt's mission experiences, feel free to follow this blog.  His family will be posting updates and letters as they receive them!

You can also email Matt while he is on his mission at

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