This is Eli. Eli is my nephew. The youngest of Jordan's sister, Bronte. Eli has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints in the Argentina, Cordova mission. Eli gave a farewell message today* to family and ward members on faith. Eli has faith. He has to. He is leaving his home and family and truck and friends and tennis and vacations and schooling to serve the Lord and the good people of Argentina for two whole years. Speaking/learning Spanish none the less. I, too, have faith. Faith that Eli will be a good missionary.
Friends and family gathered to wish him well and eat good food. I don't have a clue who this gentleman is but waiting for a blessing was not an option.Hailee and her cousin Andy-sporting his 'Jesus' look for the occasion.
Bently and his dad, Josh, entertain nana with a poem (but not a song-he had to draw the line somewhere.)
Jordan's sister, JoAnne is the Nana to this one...
..and this one.
Eli's sister Madison.
Madie and Brittney are in love with Oliver.
*This post was written last week, but just posted today.