Mission Papers Submitted: October 26, 2017
Mission Assigned: November 17. 2017
Mission Call Received: November 24, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Mission Call Opened: November 24, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Excitement About Serving: IMMEDIATE
“Dear Sister Hislop:
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Colorado Fort Collins Mission….. You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.”
Like kids to candy and teens to Taquis, Tanah’s friends and family flocked the grand opening of her mission call. She found the mission call in the mailbox when she returned from work on Friday. Four hours, a trip to Winegar’s for ice cream, and a frantic house cleaning later, 58 people crowded (crowded is an understatement--it was less than standing room only) into our front room for the event. Surrounded by loved ones, standing on a chair in center stage, it was Tanah at her best. She loves a crowd and everyone in the crowd loved her. Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous.
Tanah will be a fabulous missionary. She is intuitively aware of the needs of others and determined to use her intuitive awareness in ways that bless them. She is firm in the faith and steadfastly committed to doing what is right. She is also vibrantly fun and vivacious. Her zone leaders are going to love her. GO girl!
Fort Collins will be a fabulous mission. It includes large parts of Wyoming, a smaller segment of Colorado and a piece of Nebraska. Dad Hislop has many former athletes in the Fort Collins area and the Mellmans, close family friends, live there as well. Jeff Mellman is strong enough to move a piano by himself and Letha’s heart is a big as Jeff’s muscles are strong. I know that if my girl ever needs anything Jeff and Letha will move mountains (the Rocky Mountains to be specific) to help her out.
So good to see my daughter so excited. Exciting times ahead. Lots of work too. Lots.