My mom pulled the letter from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints out from under the microwave oven after a friend left.
“I thought he’d never leave,” she said.
I grabbed the letter, signed by then-LDS President Spencer W. Kimball, went halfway down the hall and ripped it open. I skimmed the text looking for any geographical reference until I found the words “England London mission.”
After telling my mom, I called family and friends to tell them.
That was about it.