Elder Dylan Paolacci will complete his missionary service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

His homecoming will be Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Paradise Valley Stake Center 3601 East Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028 Everyone is invited to attend

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reporting to the MTC . . . .

We left for Provo Tuesday morning August 10th. On our way we stopped to hello to the Armstrongs and we also went over to meet Trac Norris and his family who also live in Panguitch. Trac recieved his call to the Peru Lima East Mission on the same day as Dylan and will be reporting to the MTC tomorrow also. It was nice for Dylan to meet him so that he will know a familiar face when he gets to the MTC. Trac and Dylan share alot of the same interests and I am sure they will become friends on their mission.
We arrived in Provo Tuesday evening and Dylan was able to meet up and have dinner with his friends that were at BYU.  Matt reports to the MTC on September 1st - so it was a 2 year 3 week goodbye

Dylan, Matt, Ali, Zoe, Raquel, Aliese & Erin

Tuesday night we went and stayed with some friends, Geri (Bulman) Driggs used to be in our ward and now lives in Sandy. After a good nights sleep we headed back to Provo Wednesday morning to eat breakfast at ihop. Missionaries eat FREE at ihop on the day they report. In fact we found out missionaries eat free almost anywhere in Provo on the day they report. Village Inn, Olive Garen, Fudruckers, ihop and the list goes on.

While at ihop we met a missionary going to Cleveland, Ohio and another going to New York North Spanish Speaking. One of the men asked Dylan where he was going and when Dylan told him Peru Lima East Mission the guy got a HUGE smile on his face and said "That is so awesome - that is where I served and it was so awesome - the greatest mission"

We then ran a few errands and stopped at the distribution center were we met another missionary going to Peru Lima East Mission and we also ran into Trac Norris and his mom there.

Then we were just trying to kill time until Dylan's 1:15 report time and as we drove past the MTC we saw two things - the Provo Temple and a field of missionaries playing soccer - two things Dylan loves - the temple and soccer. I could hear him say "This is going to be awesome".

There was a bunch of construction going on and so we couldn't get any pictures by an MTC sign. Even though it was a sad goodbye - it was amazing to know that my son has worked all his life to get to this point and he was found worthy to serve a mission for the church. Keeping yourself clean and unspotted from the world is a wonderful thing for a 19 year old young man.The MTC was simply amazing - they have a fine tuned program running there and the spirit felt there was one like no other - how hard it was to let him take this journey on his own - but that is what growing up is all about. I know there is no college in the world that will prepare him for life the way a mission will. He will learn more in the next 2 years than some learn in a lifetime. He was so excited and so ready. I cannot wait for the first email - I miss him so much already !

Here is our AMAZING MISSIONARY at the beginning of his journey !!!!!

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Dylan's Farewell will be Sunday August 8, 2010 at 11:00 am at

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Paradise Valley Stake Center
3601 East Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Everyone is invited to attend