Friday, June 20, 2008

Adios....Elder Roper!

We said our goodbyes to Jeff as he entered the MTC this past Wednesday. I can't think of another person who has been so anxious to get out into the mission field. The people of Uruguay are going to be blessed to have such a wonderful missionary amongst them. We are going to really miss him, but are so grateful for his example and his love for the Gospel.




9 comments:

Melanie said...

How wonderful! That will be a great mission for him! The Uruguay, Montevideo mission is the same mission my brother Clint went to. He was an assistant towards the end, and he NEVER would have come home, if he had his choice! I hear that President Ashby, and his family are amazing people - Felicidades Elder Roper :D

The Hawaiian Howells said...

oh that is so great and sad at the same time. My bro is leaving this wen and I am so happy for him but will miss him so much. I am so glad they have missions for our young men of the world. ps you are looking so good! love meg

ClingerFamily said...

I LOVE Jeff, he was one of my favorite students at Millard. I still laugh everytime I think of him. Jeff is a hard worker and I know that he will be successful. Good Luck Jeff!

Meladie said...

Wow, I can't believe Jeff is already going on a mission! I feel old! That is very exciting for him and I'm sure he'll be such a good missionary. By the way you look so good! I can only hope I look that good after having this baby...maybe in a year?

Jen Roper said...

We are so excited for Jeff. We wished we could have made the farewell--it is so hard living far away!

I enjoyed catching up with what has been going on with you guys. I am still in awe of what an incredible person you are, Marcae! Bryan is amazing too.

Your little Mia is SOOOO CUTE! I love her smile. I can't wait for Trent to start smiling--that is always so fun.

Lacey said...

He's off! Your family has been through everything this year. Your mom is amazing! What a great experience for Jeff. Call me when you get back. Kelleranna wants to get together.

katie said...

Holy cow! This officially means we are old.
He is so cute, and will make an awesome missionary.

Kelly N. said...

Has anyone ever told you that your husband looks like he could be your brother? Congrats to the missionary!

Likes Chocolate said...

I am not even really sure what to say, Hopefully I will not say anything dumb. I think you are amazing!!!! I am a mother of a TOF baby who has had his repair a year ago, but I can't say that my husband and I don't have in the back of our minds that he might need another surgery sooner than we anticipate. I am amazed by your faith, courage, and optimism. I am sure you all ready know this, but there is a really good support network at childrens. If you didn't know this than, you can find a link on my blog under heart heros. Your story has given me hope despite your loss in the new birth of your daughter Mia. We have wanted to have another child, but have been scared. Thank you for sharing your story.