|Jim (Dad), Megan (Sister), Renae (Mom) & Adam|
|Elder Bateman, President Rodarte, Elder McBarron|
|Elder Bateman & Elder McBarron|
|No more hugs, only hand shakes for the next 2 years|
We were up late last night finalizing everything and getting all the bags packed. We got up around 6:00 am this morning and had family prayer, lots of hugs, kisses, good wishes and tears before he and his dad left for the airport. Adam met up with another half-dozen of missionaries at the airport (several of them going to the Vitoria Mission as well). He called us from Texas to let us know that the flight went well and to check in one last time. He was a little sad, but said he was having a really good time with all of the other missionaries.