In the next few months, four Alamo youth will venture out into different areas of the world to start their missions.
Each received mission calls from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Two will stay stateside and the other two will travel to foreign countries. They will be away from home from 18 months to two years teaching others about their faith.
Wade Leavitt will enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah for training on July 15. From there, he will travel to Singapore. “I’m excited, but a little nervous being in a foreign country,” he said.
On Sept. 22, Caleb Hansen will head to Provo, and after training, will be on his way to North Dakota. “I’m excited, but I don’t know how long it will take to acclimate to the weather,” he said.
Sariah Baine will head to Provo August 5. From there, she will head to Morristown, N.J. She was excited about the upcoming journey saying, “I’ve never been that far east; I can’t wait!”
Utah Ray’s mission call has some added significance. After his training in Provo, which starts Sept. 2, he will travel to Japan for his mission. What makes his destination unique is that he’ll be headed to the area where his mother was born and where a lot of extended family live. His father also served a mission in Japan. “I’m excited to go there and serve my mission,” Utah said. “I’ll have the chance to meet family I’ve never met before.”