T.H.E. Mission

T.H.E. Mission

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Casey's Address while in the MTC

If you would like to keep in touch with Casey (Elder Bown) while he is in the MTC you can mail him or use the Dear Elder Service. He gets the Dear Elder Letter the next day and they do not charge postage. We're sure Casey would love to hear from his friends and family. If you do choose to use Dear Elder please put Casey Roger Bown. They will also ask you for his estimated MTC departure date it is 0427.

Casey Roger Bown
MTC Mailbox # 358
TX-HOUE 0427
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First Night as Elder Bown

Casey was set apart as a Missionary February 23rd, 2010. He was set apart by the Stake President. It was a very spiritual experience where the spirit of missionary work was present. Casey was told to have a missionary companion with him until he was in the MTC. His cousin Chris volunteered to fill the position. Chris was a good missionary companion making sure that Casey followed the mission rules and kept the girls at arms length. Casey makes a very handsome missionary and you can tell that he is excited to go and serve as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Casey and Logan. They are an awesome pair. They have so much fun together. Logan will really miss Casey.

Casey and his Companion Chris

The Farewell

Casey's Farewell was February 21, 2010. He had a lot of support from his family and friends.
Casey gave a good talk, his subject was "Let Virtue Garnish thy Thoughts." He talked about lessons he learned while working on the farm and "Enjoying time in the mountains with his dad." He talked about what has helped him prepare to serve a mission. It was a good talk with a lot of laughs and also a spiritual aspect. We enjoyed hearing his testimony and about how excited he is to serve our Heavenly Father as a Missionary.

After the meeting, we enjoyed a nice ham dinner and lots of desserts. We have to thank everyone that helped make the dinner so nice. It was a nice celebration to start Casey's mission.

Niece and Nephews

Casey is so loved. He has adorable nephews and a niece that would do anything for him and Casey would do anything for them. They will have a great example to look up to while he is gone.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Farewell Date

Casey's Farewell Date has been set for February 21st 2010 at 9:00 at the Fayette ward building. We would love to invite anyone that would like to come. We will be having food after Sacrament Meeting so come hungry. If you need any directions please contact Casey or any member of our family and we would be happy to get you there!

One last vacation for two years.

Our family took us on an awesome vacation to spend time together before Casey leaves on his mission. We had a great time together making some awesome memories. We loved teasing Casey and being teased by Casey. We had some intense shuffle board competitions, great food, adventurers zip-lining through the jungle, playing in the ocean, whale watching and making some really fun memories. We will miss Casey over the next two years but know that he will bring back some amazing memories to share with us.