Our eldest son, Samuel, has been called to the Nebraska Omaha Mission (the Church puts the state ahead of the city when naming missions. That's not an example of Mormons having to be different -- we do that by not drinking coffee and insisting Steve Young was better than Joe Montana -- it's just an organizational thing). He entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo on 11 November 2013, and is due to complete his mission in the Autumn of 2015.
So many of our friends and relatives have expressed love and support for Sam. We wanted to provide a venue for our loved ones to follow Elder McMurray's mission experience. This blog will feature excerpts from his letters home, photos (if he ever sends them - at Christmas, we asked him to send home his MTC photos; he replied, "You know, I never took any") and the occasional commentary from Mom and Dad.
So off we go, to that legendary place where Huskers walk the land...Nebraksa!