Friday, September 26, 2008

The first day

Here's a letter from President Robbins, Isaac's mission president, along with a picture of Elder Livingston and his trainer, Elder Hall.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Welcome to Hamilton, Ohio...

Yeah! We know where our "missing" child is. Hamilton, Ohio...30 minutes north of Cincinnati.Today (Tuesday) is Elder Livingston's P-day, so he sent along an email giving us an update. Below are excerpts:

Currently I am located in a small Ohio town called Hamilton, about 30 minutes north of Cincinnati. We are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Ike that caused severe enough winds that our power was out until today. Church only consisted of sacrament meeting for that reason, and so I bore my testimony from a pulpit with no microphone, but I said everything I wanted to say. That is the only ward that we oversee. My companion is Elder Hall from Kansas. He's our district leader, but I'm the one who has to get him out of bed on time so he can exercise because he hates it. We're in an area where elders have not been for some time, so the work is moving slowly but it'll pick up eventually. We're in a car mission so we don't have to deal with biking yet. Yikes, my computer time is running out. I'll go into more details in a letter that I'll write today. Thanks for all the food, it really has helped! I love and miss you big time, but I know the Lord will bless me for what I am doing! Talk to you soon!!


Elder Livingston

His mother is breathing much easier now...I'll post some more info about Hamilton soon. I know it has a part in Church history, just need to find out what.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Somewhere around "here" is where our missionary is today.....
Yesterday morning I received a wonderful good morning from my favorite missionary. He was standing at the pay phone in the Salt Lake international airport for exactly 40 minutes and 15 seconds ( my phone keeps time). We talked about everything and hardly anything since there was so much that needed saying and no way to put it into words. When it was finally time for him to board we exchanged our "I love yous" and he promised to call again, on Christmas. It was wonderful to hear his voice and feel the magnified spirit so present there. He was ready to fly, in so many ways. Later on yesterday I got a second surprise in the form of a call from the Ohio Cincinnati mission office. Sister Stevens was simply calling to let me know that he was safely there, had eaten and would be taken care of. Pretty much everything a mother wants to know. Today is the day he will have interviewed with President Robbins and then given his assignment. 15 missionaries arrived yesterday and so I would imagine this process will have taken a good part of the day. Perhaps before the night is over we will receive a brief e-mail from a tired Elder serving somewhere in Kentucky, or West Virginia, Indiana or Ohio. We look forward to knowing as much as he can tell. We will keep you posted- when the anticipated letter arrives.