Seriously seemed to take forever. Too many texts to Bishop Daines asking about the status. (Thank goodness he is a patient man!) We expected it to be 10 days because that is about how long it took to receive Talmage's call. Finally, the day arrived... March 19th it was in the mailbox.
The "Grand Opening" was supposed to be at 6PM, but because there were so many who wanted to attend, Reggie didn't want to disappoint, so we waited! Finally, 6:40PM... the envelope was opened and he read....
Dear Elder Northrup,
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 the Washington Federal Way Mission.
(I heard a squeak from Roxanne's mouth... However, Reggie didn't give us a chance to holler and celebrate. He read on and on and on... until I whispered to stop for a second so we could cheer.) Finally we cheered! It was the strangest opening I have been to. Where is Federal Way? Is that near Washington DC or Washington State? Ohhhh... south of Seattle! YAY!