Saturday, February 28, 2009

And He's Off!

Well, he's gone! Reagan entered the MTC on Wednesday. I know that this post is a few days later, but things have been kind of crazy. He was so ready to go! Cortney, Donovan and Elinor weren't able to come with us, but the rest of the family was there. It was organized chaos when we got there(probably exactly what ever Wednesday at the MTC is like). We got his luggage checked and headed to get him all checked in.

That's our missionary!We had a few minutes until the meeting started so we joined the crowds of people and took some final family pictures. Reagan is laughing in this one cause Lucy was dancing like a crazy woman.

We all thought this was pretty funny. Even going into the MTC, the separation begins! The sign says "New Missionaries Here" and there was another sign for "Family and Friends".

There he is with his badge and "Dork-Dot" as John calls it. It was so cool. His badge was in Korean. We all thought it was pretty nifty. After this point, we weren't allowed to take pictures so I'll just have to tell you what happened. We got to the chapel and waited for all of the new missionaries and families so the meeting could start. The MTC President, his wife, and a member of the Seventy that was there to drop off his daughter all spoke. After they spoke, a short movie on missionary work and the MTC was played and that was it. Everyone kind of looked around when the lights came on like "What do we do now?" Next thing I knew, Elder Wing was standing there waiting to gives hugs and be on his way. He was so ready to go! He quickly, and when I say quickly, I mean QUICKLY, gave out hugs and the he said "Well, see ya!" and was off. I think he was the first missionary out the door. He warned us that he was going to make it quick, but I didn't think that quick. Classic Reagan.

So all is well as far as we know! We haven't gotten any calls yet, so we figure he's ok. We look forward to his first letter or email next week and I'll be sure to post it!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Farewell!

So Sunday was Reagan's farewell. It went so well!! Reagan gave a very good and moving talk on the importance of temple attendance. I am always amazed at what this kid comes up with. He is always able to have a perfect blend of humor and spirituality. I'm going to keep this post somewhat short, seeing as there are so many pictures! It was just an all around good day filled with friends and family! It was so nice to see all of the people that love and support Reagan and are just as proud of him as we are.

We also wanted to give Reagan's MTC address to everyone! Here you go!
Elder Reagan Jeffrey Wing
Korea Seoul West Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604
Thanks to everyone who came and showed your love and support! 2 days !!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Elder Wing...About a week to go!

Hello Everyone! This is Casey, Reagan's older sister. Reagan asked me to head up this blog for him while he is on his mission. As you can see, he made the first official post, but from here on out, I will be posting. The purpose of this blog is for friends and family to be able to keep updated while Reagan is serving.

He has been called to serve in the Seoul South Korea West Mission and reports to the MTC for 12 weeks on Feb. 25th, 2008. Reagan is very excited and ready to serve but obviously nervous for the language he has to learn. Korean is said to one of the most difficult languages to learn. But if anyone can do it, Reagan can.

We, his family, are so excited for him to go! Although it is also very bittersweet. We love him and he is always the life of the party. Those of you who know Reagan can agree with me when I say the house and family gatherings will be much quieter with him gone;).

Since it's techinically not called a "farewell" anymore, I also just wanted to get on here and let everyone know about Reagan's "talk in sacrament meeting" coming up. It will be this Sunday, February 22nd, at 10:20. The address is:

10375 S Leilani Dr.
Sandy, UT 84094

Be sure to get there on time because seats will fill quickly I'm sure. Reagan is a stud and lots of people are planning on coming. So come show your love and support for Elder Wing and join us afterward for some treats and food at the Wing home:

10069 S Mount View Dr.
Sandy, UT 84094

Thanks everyone and hope to see you there!!