After saying our goodbyes in the park, one car load of us took the short drive across the street to the MTC. We were directed to drop off Elder Bramell and all of his belongings for the next two years along the curbside. We were greeted by a young Elder who made sure Darren surrendered his cell-phone (he still had it in his pocket). Darren received hugs from everyone again, motherly and fatherly words of encouragement were given and off he went. He turned back one time, gave us a smile and wave and entered the building. As Darren walked away, he exhibited confidence, walked with purpose and a smile on his face. In that moment, I was overcome with the feeling that Darren is ready to learn, ready to experience this adventure and ready to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Godspeed my son, see you in two years.
|See you in two years Elder Bramell!|