2 years ago my youngest son, Christopher, committed to serve a prosthelytizing mission for our church. He left his job, friends, family, and even his girlfriend to spend the next 24 months, unpaid, teaching all who would listen about Jesus Christ. He was sent to Seattle, Washington. Each week Christopher and I email each other. I have seen such a transformation come over him. I love our missionary program. We send 19 year old boys out into The world, and they come back mature, patient, learned men. We send girls out, and they come back beautiful, spiritual, strong women. They learn social skills, public speaking skills, and learn to trust God and love man.
Next weekend I will be painting his old room, and getting things ready for him to come home. I have missed him greatly and will be happy to have him home, but I am so happy that he chose to go.