December 5, 2012 near Provo, UT
Dear Elder Schwartz, You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Brazil São Paulo South Mission!!!!! You should report to the Brazil Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Portuguese language.
|Opening the mail....|
Andrew's call to serve came on December 5th, 2012, with instructions to report on April 24th, 2013 to the Mission Training Center in Brazil. He attended first block classes for the winter semester at BYU and then said goodbye to his cousins and headed back to California at the end of February to get ready to go.
After getting home, one of the first orders of business was to get those pesky wisdom teeth out. He saw Dr. Blatter (not Dad) for that bit of fun. He looked pretty puffy a day or so later. Ouch!
|"I don't feel so good...."|
Andrew was able to go to the Oakland Temple on March 16th with some friends and family. It was a beautiful day outside on the temple grounds as well as the time spent in the House of the Lord.
|with Aunt Maire and cousin Will|
|with Mom and Pops|
Andrew and his buddy Mitchell Wilson, who is also leaving in April for his mission to Texas, will both be speaking at our ward's sacrament meeting (worship service) this coming Sunday March 31st (Easter) at 12:10 pm (555 Boyd Rd. in Pleasant Hill). Friends are welcome.