Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day One - Arrival to the MTC

Today embarks a great journey for Daniel, Elder Sanok.  It is a day filled with very mixed emotions for us, but it is a wonderful opportunity he has been given and we really are excited for him.  So, until we get our first letter or email from him, I get to add my own posts :)  I'm sure he has a very busy day ahead of him.  We headed to the Jacksonville airport at about 4:30 this morning, and he will probably be going nonstop until 10:30 tonight (12:30 Florida time).




But ...... he did get his favorite, In-N-Out Burger, for lunch with a few of his cousins, so the last time I spoke with him before Andrea and Hazel dropped him off at the MTC he was a pretty happy camper with a very full stomach!







The lyrics to the song "In the Hollow of Thy Hand" have been on my mind all day.  It is very comforting to know that Daniel will be in the Lord's care and protected as he serves the Lord for the next two years.


Dear Lord who blesses us with love

Please send this day thy spirit from above
As this thy son, accepts a call from thee
Help him we pray to learn humility

Direct his footsteps everyday
And keep him ever walking in thy ways
Inspire him as he spreads the gospel plan
Lord, hold him in the hollow of thy hand

Chorus:
In the hollow of thy hand as he grows from boy to man
Help his understanding deepen and increase
In the hollow of thy hand as he grows from boy to man
Let him know the special blessing of thy peace

Dear Lord, who hears and answers prayers
Please keep thy servant always in thy care
As he prepares to teach his fellow men
Oh keep him safe and bring him home again

Protect him from all worldly ways
And always send thy spirit when he prays 
Give him the courage of a righteous man
Just hold him in the hollow of thy hand

Chorus:
In the hollow of thy hand as he grows from boy to man
Help his understanding deepen and increase
In the hollow of thy hand as he grows from boy to man
Let him know the special blessing of thy peace

As he faces life's demands
May he take a valiant stand
Give him shelter in the hollow of thy hand 


























2 comments:

  1. Wow. How the years have flown by! Great post. Looks like his dad in the picture on the right. Good job, Mom and Dad...

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  2. Beautiful Words Janice!! You have an amazing son! He will be a wonderful missionary!! I'm so excited for him!! He's in my prayers!!

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