Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Call

Anthony Keith Hebdon

has been called to serve a full time/24 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission / Spanish Speaking.

He is to report to the Argentina MTC October 6, 2016.  This gives us a little time to get things ready before he embarks on this spiritual journey.

Anthony is the last of our 8 sons to be called to serve full time missions.   Terry counted himself as Elder Hebdon #1 ,making Gregory Elder Hebdon #2, etc. Continuing this way makes Anthony Elder Hebdon #9.

Terry - Spain Barcelona 1976-1978 Spanish Speaking
Gregory - Guatemala, Guatemala City South 2001-2003 Spanish Speaking (FYI - His first call was to Peru Chiclyo, but while in the Provo MTC received a second call because Peru was no longer issuing Visa's.)
Brandon - California San Diego 2003-2005 English Speaking
Thomas - Brazil Florianopolis 2004-2006 Portuguese Speaking
Skyler - Argentina Salta 2007-2009 Spanish Speaking
Michael - Japan Fukuoka 2009-2011 Japanese Speaking
Chase - Young Performing Mission in the Nauvoo Brass Band (trumpet) May 2011-August 2011, and 

Nevada Reno Mission June 2012-2014 English Speaking
Connor - Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission 2013-2015 English Speaking

Anthony - Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission 2016-2018 Spanish Speaking

Friday, June 10, 2016


Our first child started kindergarten in 1987 in the OLD Red Rock building (with the caterpillar on the wall).  Our last child started kindergarten in 2003 in the new Red Rock building.  Things have certainly changed over the 29 years that we have had children in the Royal School District.  Our children have had some great teachers and principals.

Thank you to all who helped teach and instruct and encourage our children to learn and grow and progress through this life.  "It takes a village..."  or a community like ours.  THANK YOU!

Our final graduation - the finale
Anthony Keith Hebdon

It started with the National Anthem that Anthony participated in.

It was a nice ceremony, and then they walked the walk to receive their diplomas.

The sun was shining brightly, but it wasn't too miserable.  Maybe it felt normal or welcome to me because it was matching the feeling of my heart.

We had a nice weekend with a few members of our family visiting and enjoying each others company.

There was a lot of helping going on.  Mostly them helping me.  As has been the case for so many occasions throughout my life I have been the recipient of thoughtful service and kind deeds.  I thank you all for those tender moments that have touched and filled my heart ..., our hearts.

I'm not going to mention all of the things that took place this weekend, but I will show one thing that remains to brighten my day - a new top for my bird bath.  The old was cracked and broken.  The new is beautiful and ready to take on the sun and the wind and even the rain we had last night.  My parents gave this bird bath to us several years ago and we have loved it.  It has always been one of my favorite things in my yard.

Now, back to the graduate ...
Anthony is out of school and helping on the farm.
He has sent in his mission papers and hopes to receive his call in a couple weeks.
Where will he be heading next?  We will let you know when we find out.  There are some places that sound exciting and adventure filled, but we know that there is much more to a mission than that, so we will remember this - "I'll go where you want me to go!"

Today is an adventure in itself, as he is heading in to get his wisdom teeth removed.  Yip, number nine for that too.