After a final family lunch at the Brick Oven, we dropped Jaren off "curbside" at our appointed time of 1:25. I don't believe any young man has been more prepared than Elder Jaren Thorne to serve the Lord. Jaren has demonstrated tenacity and a true desire to serve his mission. He left us with his strong testimony of the gospel and of his desire to preach the gospel in South Florida. We anxiously await his first letter home to relate the experiences of his first few days at the MTC. We are proud of and admire Jaren for the courage he has shown to get to where he is and to be fulfilling the will of the Lord. We will keep contact information current and we are sure he would love to hear from any and all who visit the blog.