We have been Called

Thursday, October 24, 2013, we received our call packet in the mail, then held it, unopened until we could gather our family for an opening party. It was difficult to have the call in our hands but not open it … Continue reading

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Here we go again

Initially, we had wanted to submit our papers for another mission before we left Cambodia, to minimize the time we would be in our Provo home. Our rationale for this was so we would interrupt our kids lives the least. … Continue reading

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Family Vacation

Months before we left Cambodia, our family desired to have a family vacation where we could all get together and have a relaxing good time. I asked Alma and Alan to find a suitable place, so they suggested the Yurt … Continue reading

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Really sad news

Five days following our release from the Mission, we received word that our oldest son, Joseph Paul Tuck had died. In the midst of our happiness and joy from our mission completion, we had great sadness and mourning for losing … Continue reading

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Returning from the Mission

We arrived at the Salt Lake City airport on July 3 at about 5 pm, to our family yelling and screaming as we descended the escalator into baggage claim. Our family, consisting of Alma, Mackenzie, Ashlen, Loren and AJ; Jeremy, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cambodia

In the process of building our comfort zone here, we purchased whatever we wanted, which meant we had a lot of stuff to dispose of when it came time to go. We had shelves, pots and pans, appliances, and electronic … Continue reading

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Almost a Guest of Honor

I should have known that buying a good camera would make me the official cameraman, just as if expensive equipment gives skill. Of course, since I have the best camera of all the Senior Couples and all the young missionaries … Continue reading

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Tempus Fugit

31 days left in our Mission. Time indeed does fly (or flee as the proper translation states). Sister Tuck and I want to end our Mission on a high, not getting ‘trunky’. Unfortunately, we do feel the pull of home, … Continue reading

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Manila Temple

Several months ago, President Moon, the Phnom Penh Mission President, asked Sister Tuck and me if we would like to accompany a small group of Cambodian Saints to the Manila Temple. We pondered the cost and determined we would like … Continue reading

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The New Job

In the real work-a-day world, when someone is promoted to a better job and someone else is promoted into the opening they left, the company generally has two incompetent workers to train, the two people new to their positions. I’m … Continue reading

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