Brent's mom and dad were scheduled to begin their service as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day in July, 2008. My father-in-law's chronic but managed heart problems began to cause serious concern as their departure date approached and he and my mother-in-law were sorely disappointed when their mission to Peru was not only delayed but likely to be changed to a location within the United States.
I was surprised to see my in-laws continue to train, study, and prepare as though they would go to Peru. The successful surgery and their faith and hard work confirmed what my mother-in-law sensed in the temple one day--that they would still be able to serve in Peru. They are such examples to me of undaunted hope and faith backed by work and prayers. I love them.
We attended their farewell on Sunday and they will enter the Missionary Training Center in a few weeks. You can check out their mission blog for updates if you're interested.