This morning was a special day with Elder Foxx as he was going through the temple for the first time. It was extra special because he was able to go through the Gilbert temple which is the temple he has been sharing and inviting members and investigators to attend the open house just months prior. And to make it even MORE special not only was his family and a close family friend able to attend but his mission zone and ward members from areas he had served in was able to attend. I can’t even express how special this day was for all of us. We heard over and over how much Elder Foxx is loved.
Coming soon! Elder Foxx leaves for the MTC on the 16th.
Side note: Elder Foxx has not come home at all. He has continued his mission service since he has gotten his full time call. Rick and I have had to go up to Gilbert to attend to his needs of what needs to be done before he leaves for the MTC. Last Saturday was spent on getting his temple clothes, buying a new suit and larger satchel, buying a new suitcase, etc… In his last letter he commented how weird it feels when he is not with his companion. We agree, that is the best place for him to be- with his companion in his mission serving. His time in Gilbert during his ‘mini mission’ will go towards his full time served when he returns to Gilbert after the MTC. He loves it there in Gilbert and is happy to continue to serve there when he returns from his MTC training.