Don’t you love mission-call season?
It’s that special time of year where nearly every Sunday, someone stands at the pulpit and announces that another young man or woman has received a mission call. Texts are flying and Facebook lights up with cellphone videos of those iconic, large white envelopes being opened in front of a huge world map.
Then, no matter where one is called to serve, cheers erupt, mothers cry and the countdown begins.
Of course, adults young and old enter Missionary Training Centers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints every week of the year, but with high schools and college classes ending, this is the season of the surge.