After a day of celebrating the country's birthday, Elder Taylor Jaussi arose early and prepared for his first day as a full-time missionary. Here he is before being set apart by Dad.
The family photo after the setting apart.
Great minds think alike....we ran into fellow Elder, Elder Austin Emch when we went to IHOP for breakfast.
We stopped by Grandma and Grandpa Roberts' on the way to the MTC to say good-by.
It was raining for the first time in months and the photo-ops weren't that great. Here Elder Jaussi stands under an umbrella near the Provo Temple.
Here he is getting ready to "launch" from the car and be on his way.
Giving everyone one last hug and then heading off with his host, a fellow missionary who was there to show him his way around.
Vaya con Dios, Elder Jaussi!
Taylor was able to say good-by to his Grandma and Grandpa Jaussi on Sunday. Everyone has been so supportive and kind. Today was a great beginning to his full-time service as a missionary.