Monday, December 15, 2008

Where in the World will Taylor Roberts Serve?

Amid the celebrations and traditions of this time of year, we take a break for a most special young man, and a tradition of righteousness....Cody's great friend Taylor Roberts opened his mission call tonight. He was found wearing some silly lense-less glasses. The Robert's home was bulging with family and friends all so excited to find out where Taylor would be called to serve the Lord. Of course there was Peng Hua, a young man who joined the church after meeting Taylor on the High School basketball team. He just returned from his first semester at BYU Idaho with Taylor as well....great young man!The Olivas sisters were there as beautiful as ever, Rebecca and Bionca!Bishop Rowe came to support this young man, who is also his basketball playing buddy!Good friend Aaron McCammon, fellow ward member and BYU Idaho bud. After a sweet prayer by Taylor's grandpa, and a few emotional words of thanks by his dad, Brother Ed... he even thanked Cody and our friend Trevor Westover who are out there serving now! Then we listened to a tearful and sweet reading of a call to serve the Lord and the people of Leon, Mexico!
A big hug from Taylor one to Taylor two! They have been dating for a few years, and Taylor Behrens has been a great girl to support Taylor's choices to be where he is today!
As we said our goodbyes, I saw the old bishopric, and told the guys to turn around for a photo op...We sure miss seeing you all regularly!
Congratulations Taylor! Now you and Cody will be speaking Spanish to each other in a few years! Pretty Cool!! Go Forward with Faith!

14 comments:

Westover's said...

Great post. It was a fun evening! Always fun to see where our boys are serving and how excited they are to serve the Lord!

Heidi said...

How exciting! always great to see new missionaries go out there!

Barbra said...

Sheryl, THANK YOU for that post!! I am so excited for Taylor!!! He has grown up to be such a great young man. He is so funny and has the biggest heart, I know he will be an amazing missionary!
Have a great day!!!!!!

Shalece said...

What a sweet moment. Those are special moments in lives that are always remembered. It brought back memories of watching my siblings open their mission calls. Thanks for sharing :)

Todd Family said...

Brother and Sister Roberts were my parents when I was a big sister for youth conference! Great family! My oldest brother Jeff served his mission in Mexico Leon about 10 years ago! Maybe he'll become friends with the people my brother taught! small world!

Sundbergs said...

That is so awesome. Those are some of the most exciting moments. How fun to be there.

Grammy Staffy said...

That is so nice. Congrats to Taylor

Kat said...

Great post! Good to see all the kids from our seminary class and they have all turned out to be such awesome people! Jeff served in Mexico Leon. I'm sure he will have a lot to talk to Taylor about.

Erin said...

He is old enough, man time has passed. I worked in his 4th and 5th grade classroom at Norco Elem. He was a great kid then so I can only imagine how he has grown up. Congratulations Taylor-or should I say Elder Roberts!!

Marie said...

What an exciting time for these young men!! The son of a friend of mine just got his mission call not to long ago to Uganda, and we have a young lad in our ward serving right now in the Manchester, England mission.

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

Everyone just loves your family. Seems your home is the gathering place for a good time! My mom bought those elves before my oldest brother was born so they're at least 35 years old. We call them "the creepy elves". My mom hides them in the branches of the Christmas tree every year.

Grammy Staffy said...

In case I don't see you before Christmas I want to send you my love. You are a dear friend and such a great example for me to follow. Thank you for being you!

I've left you a Christmas message on my blog. I hope you can drop by and read it. It is my "card" this year. Love, Lura

Emily said...

Congrats to what looks like will be another great missionary!

Grandma Horton said...

I've made up for lost time and caught up on all of your posts for the last little while. Christmas fun!
We missed you tonight at the fireside. I was hoping you were singing. Bohoo