Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Elder Blair - Ontario Airport - "BYE-BYE!"

Hughie and I set Tom off early this morning at the Ontario Airport. Uncle Adam, his son, Michael, and cousin, Angie Lockhart, were his supporting family for the MTC send off experience in Provo, Utah.

Elder Blair
is officially
on his mission.

As you enter the MTC [Missionary Training Center], you obviously will miss your family, and many aspects of your daily schedule will be new and challenging. But for a young man well on his way to becoming a missionary, the basic adjustment to the rigors of missionary work and lifestyle will not be overwhelming, burdensome, or constraining. Thus, a key element of raising the bar includes working to become a missionary before going on a mission.
--David A. Bednar, “Becoming a Missionary,”Ensign, Nov 2005, 44


  1. Oh, sad! & happy! We're going to miss Tommy...hopefully this two years goes by fast for all!

  2. Ontario airport! Wow, such a long drive. Good luck Elder Blair!