|You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Philippines Tacloban Mission.|
|January 13, 2013 was Madison's Missionary farewell.|
|Almost the whole Kramer/Webster/Follis Family|
|Even though Ryan, and his daughter Bentley and Kara's husband Perry were not able to attend. They were here in spirit.|
|Friends last night together. Many other friends were unable to come due to bad weather.|
Madison and her mom were able to travel to Cardston, Alberta, Canada to visit her grandparents Dean & Enola Berezay prior to her reporting to the MTC. Due to her grandparents being elderly and struggling with health issues it is difficult for them to travel. They were so sad to miss her farewell. The trip meant a lot to Madi and to them. It was a super fun trip and she was able to see many of her Canadian Aunts, Uncles and cousins who mean the world to her. We might have used Makenzie's passport to make the trip. But to my knowledge there is no proof of that claim. You will have to prove it Eh!
|Grandpa Dean Albert Berezay and his bride Grandma Enola Blanch Hoyt Berezay - No grass growing under these two.|
Many of Madi's friends came to visit Tuesday night before she left. They had dinner together and then attended the Davis High School basketball game where her best friend Braden was playing. Not sure if she was supposed to go as we ran out of gas on the way and were stranded for a bit until her dad came to save the day. It is difficult to leave friends behind who have been such a great example in your life. As the saying goes if you want to know who you are look at your friends. Madison has been blessed with wonderful friends.
We arrived around 11:00 AM and met up with Jason & Caitlin Schow and their cute son Nixon for lunch. Jason also served in the Philippines Cebu Mission 4 years ago.
After lunch we found our way to the MTC and like many, many other missionary families found our way to the Provo Temple for goodbye hugs and pictures.It was amazing to see all of the missionaries arriving at the MTC many of which were sisters. Sister Kramer is so excited to serve her heavenly father that it was extremely easy to say those final goodbyes as we hugged on the sidewalks outside the Missionary Training Center.
|Sister Madison Bailee Kramer has definitely arrived!|
|This Hug is going to need to last for 18 months! I do not like it!|
|Mom & Her Girls!|
|Saying Good Bye after 19 Years 3 Months 24 Days & 4 1/2 hours of life together.|
|Dad & Madi|