Five Missionaries, Five Flags, Five Countries

Steven, Jake, Daniel, Paul, and Derek.

Five Flags

As you know, last week Daniel entered the MTC. Earlier that day my wife suggested that I take a photograph of all our missionaries together. No rickety young men here, all strong priesthood holders. These are my four sons and son-in-law (far right) and the flags of the countries where they served. Proceeding left to right in the photograph:

Chile Santiago North Mission, December 2001 to December 2003.

Mexico Mexico City North Mission, August 2006 to August 2008.

Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission, Oct 2008.

California Oakland (Spanish Speaking) Mission, June 2004 to June 2006.

Guatemala Guatemala City Central Mission, July 2003 to May 2005.

Preach My Gospel

I am sure that numerous families could post a similar photograph. All these missionaries have worked hard to bring the truth to the world, making it a better place for all to live in. Now they are beginning to raise children of their own, who will in turn follow the Savior’s admonition to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:19)

Update 24 Jan 2009

One of my commenters suggested that I have a photograph with the flags in the horizontal position as that would make a better picture. Good idea, I can do that.
Steven, Jake, Daniel, Paul, and Derek.
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  1. Now that is an awesome picture!

  2. I’m glad you like it. It was a terrific idea of Jill’s, buying the flags and getting the boys all together before Daniel left. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Busby Guys says

    nice shoot….

  4. We like our missionaries. No word from Daniel yet.

  5. That was a good idea and I have updated my post with a photograph of the flags in an horizontal position. Thank you.

  6. I should be holding two flags.

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