Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Washington DC North Mission

I will go back and post photo's of all the days of our trip. But first I am sure everyone is eager to know that we arrived. Mom and I have been traveling since Saturday. We have been car pooling with moms companion Sister Kathy Brown and her daughter Kassy (who is just a few years younger than I) We have been through Wyoming, Nebraska, Illinois (went to Nauvoo and Carthage jail - more pictures to come) Chicago (got to spend time with Marissa and Christopher - post below) then thru Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and we 
finally arrived at the mission home this afternoon about 4:00 pm. The mission home is located in Maryland. We were greeted by President and Sister Matsumori. What wonderful people. My mom will be in wonderful hands while she is here. You can feel of their genuine love for the missionaries that serve here. 
Since we have been driving for 5 days it was so nice to be out of the car. Sister Matsumori encouraged us to go for a walk around their neighborhood. It was beautiful. Some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. 

These are just some of the beautiful homes we saw on our walk. We also saw deer leaping across the road and in the back yards and the weather is beautiful. 
After we returned from our walk President and Sister Matsumori took us all to dinner at a quaint little Italian restaurant called Italian Pines. It was delicious. It was so nice to sit and visit and learn more about them and the mission area here.

Then we went back to the mission home where President Matsumori went over their assignments and told them about where they will be living and how excited EVERYONE was to have them here. They are going to have such an amazing time. Sister Kathy Brown is awesome and here and my mom will do great together. 
Now we are settled in bed in this lovely mission home for the night. There are probably at least 10 bedrooms here and I am guessing they can sleep 20-30 missionaries here at a time. It is so fun to see all of this and to think that Dylan is having very similar experiences in Peru. Tomorrow morning the house will be bustling with young missionaries that are coming for breakfast and I am just thrilled to be here and feel of their spirit !!!!

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