Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Official Missionary!

Jake was set apart tonight and is now officially ELDER MCKEE.  It was a beautiful blessing and we all tried to listen to the things being said and make note of them afterwards…
It was given to him by:
Dad, President Quesenberry, President McVey

You have the Love of your Heavenly Father.
You will have the Spiritual Gifts needed to be a missionary.
You will have the gift of tongues.
You will have the courage to the point of bringing about Miracles.
The Scriptures will be highlighted in your mind.
You will have the ability to love people you don’t know well.
Your thoughts and memory will be magnified.
 And when it was time for bed, Andy was sure that Jake needed a companion and 
shouldn't sleep alone.  What a nice brother.
And later that night there might have been a little intervention needed, but mom will admit nothing, but I may have tried to sneak a journal page into Jake's journal.  If you can't read it it says "Jake, RUN!  They are stealing you!"
(I had a weak moment.)
And for any future mom's reading this….This is the hardest thing I've ever done.  The 2-3 days leading up to MTC day is heartbreaking!  I've cried off and on.  It's not an easy thing to give up your child and let go.  SO HEARTBREAKING!  
We are so proud of Jake and his desire to serve the Lord.  
He is a great example to our whole family!

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