Big News this weekend!
Hillary got her mission call to Taichung, Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese speaking.
We were elated and excited about the news!
We took the call in the airport during our connection and it was awesome that our friends in London streamed it live so many people could watch. We are thankful.
Sorry this photos are so small…I had to steal them off of Facebook. We have been grinning all weekend as we finally know what her future has in store.
Are we shocked? Yes! Did we get much sleep this weekend? No!
Brian had been prepping me for a stateside call all week. I thought she would go Chinese from the get go….or at least in my heart I hoped. It works so well with her learning style and the visual characters in the Chinese language will be a great fit for her as it was for me learning Japanese.
Did I mention Taiwan is influenced by Japan? She loves that fact as Japanese food will be easier to find. Not to mention fruits and veggies more accessible. And of course Brian and I both served in Japan so this is awesome….I see a return trip in the future to pick her up.
Living 5 months in China last year has certainly prepared her for this day.
We couldn’t be more excited! She leaves July 23, 2014. Now we have a lot of preparation to do to send her there for 18 months.