These photos were all taken within 7 hours of him leaving on his mission. The top photo is the last one I got to take of him for two years.
We took James to the airport at 4:00 am for him to catch his flight to Mexico City. He reports to the Mexico MTC today. He will spend a few weeks in a "Missionary crash course" to learn how to teach the gospel in spanish. After that, it's on to Bakersfield!
I'm excited to see all the adventures Elder Sommerfeldt will go on and all the lives he'll bless.
James leaves in t-minus 28 hours. Crazy. He gets set apart tomorrow evening and officially becomes "Elder Sommerfeldt".
In case you were wondering, James' call is to the California Bakersfield mission. He will serve for a period of two years in this new mission, teaching primarily in the spanish language. He reports to the Mexico Missionary Training Centre to learn fluent spanish in a matter of weeks.
It takes some serious faith to go on a mission, and I am proud of the example my brother is setting. I am also pretty dang excited for him! Enjoy California and work hard!