Friday, September 5, 2008

Troy's Mission Call- ALBANIA Tirana


Excitement at our house tonight! Troy had put in his mission papers about 3 weeks ago, and we were waiting with anticipation for his call to come. Well, today was the big day and he shared his mission call letter with the fam tonight! He read he would be serving in the Albania Tirana mission and will report on Oct. 22 to the Provo MTC. Wow, fast! At first, I didn't even know where Albania was!!! So, we quickly checked out the map and found it above Greece, next to Kosovo, across the Adriatic Sea from the boot of Italy. Who knew!!! He will be learning the Albanian language, which will surely be tough, and may even need to be in the MTC 3 months. But, he can handle it, and it's about time he gave that smart brain of his a work out!!


Well, Troy's older brother, Matt, was a great example of sacrificing 2 years of his life for the Lord, by going to Michigan. And now, Troy will follow along in the same path. When he was getting ready to open his letter tonight, it just really hit me, how willing and faithful our youth are that choose to give up 2 years of their life, to go someplace remote like Albania or somewhere in another corner of the USA. What a gift for them and for those they teach. Well, now I know what we'll be doing for the next 5 weeks! Busy-Busy!!

14 comments:

Christina Bambina said...

WOW! Tirana! That sure will be a change for Troy!

Shelley said...
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Sally said...

I still can't believe it...that we me that deleted a comment...I was signed in as my neighbor so you would have been confused who was posting...

markieandnatty said...

We are so excited for Troy Boy! We might have to make another trip back down for his farewell...ha ha!

Cory, Jessica and Kate Summerhays! said...

Congratulations Troy!! That is so awesome. Troy will be in the MTC the same time as Sean. He is going to Santiago, Chile learning spanish but they could possibly run into each other. Albanian language...crazy! Hope all is well with you guys!!

Jessica(Swenson)Summerhays

Laurel said...

That's a new one for me. Should be an exciting and challenging time, but I know Troy is up for it. Good luck with getting him ready to go. Be sure to let us know when his farewell will be.

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

i love that you guys had to check the mom! when my mom told me i definitely didn't know where albania was! CONGRATS!!!! how fun that jaime, jon, and troy will all speak on the same day!!!

Sandy: said...

Wow. Very exciting for Troy...Albania, ay? (I had no idea where Albania is either) We wish him all the best. I hope all goes well in the next few weeks geting him ready to go. Such a crazy time. It seems like it's better to have it be short like that, though (for them), because they get so antsy and ready to go at the end. Congrats to your family. Give our best to everyone.

This and That said...

Congrats...from the Conde family ! Seems like yesterday ( but really almost 6 years ago) our two families decided to move to Murrieta. It was nice to know Jonathan had a friend doing the same thing and now you will both be in the MTC ! I still must look at the map...I dont know where the adriatic sea is much less Albania :) but it sounds like a cool place :)

diane said...

That is wonderful news. I wrote to Jordan in Boise to tell him. Troy will be a wonderful missionary.

Dave and Tauna said...

Hi Christy,
Diane told me about Troy I wanted to let you know my nephew Josh Lang is also in Albania Tirana but he comes home October 5th. He has loved it. Adam is serving in the West Indies. His first area is Guyana and has been there 2 weeks. Can't believe these boys are all grown up.
Tauna

Z&L Family said...

Happy Birthday Christy! We hope you had a great day.

Love,

Zach, Liz & family

Z&L Family said...

Congratulations Troy! I didn't even know that they sent missionaries to Albania. We are so excited for you and proud of you. We hope to see you before you leave. Are you coming up?

Best of luck.

Zach Liz & fam

Janae said...

That's so exciting! I have a good friend that went there and he loved it.

We might be in Murrieta on the 19th for a baby blessing, I might have to church hop to his farewell!