Well, my second son left this week for the Missionary Training Center, (MTC), in Provo, UT. After 9 weeks of language training here he will head to the St. Petersburg, Russia Mission to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Unlike when I went on my mission where the parents and the missionaries went into the MTC for a departure meeting and goodbyes, now you drop your missionary off at the front curb. They also hurry you up!
If you would like to write to Tyler while he is away for 2 years his email is :firstname.lastname@example.org