One of the best moments in any LDS parent’s life is when they get to experience their son or daughter serving a mission.

 

And mom and dad’s emotions run the gamut during helping prepare mission papers, the period of awaiting the mission call (and especially the opening of the call itself), and the subsequent months of actual mission service.

 

The pride. The nerves. The anticipation. The “have I done enough to prepare them for this moment?” feeling.

 

Well . . .

 

What happens when parents are not aware their child is preparing to serve a mission?
It probably looks like something in these videos below.

 

 

That feeling when… I mean…

She’s been planning on going on a mission. She’s been telling me she’ll submit her papers in May and leave in August at the earliest. Turns out, she’s been working diligently to get it done AND keep it a surprise from her parents. And – like everything she sets her mind to- she did it. 😍😭😍😭❤️❤️❤️❤️ ✉️📃 She’ll open it and we’ll find out her assignment at around 2:30 today, so if you’ve got a guess, hurry and share! #TheWad #SunriseSunset #mission #tfw #HisDay #lds

Posted by Jenny Noonan Dye on Sunday, February 25, 2018

 

So my kid is doing this thing…

Posted by Jenny Noonan Dye on Sunday, February 25, 2018

 

#ICYMI – the short version. Rae’s mission call.

Posted by Jenny Noonan Dye on Monday, February 26, 2018

Hi!! My name is Rae Eckton and I’m from Provo, Utah. I’ve been called to serve in the Canada, Edmonton mission!!! 🇨🇦 I report to the Provo MTC June 27th English speaking. My heart is so full and I cannot wait to serve the people of Canada. 🖤



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Want to see some other fun reactions? Check out these missionary reactions from Mormon Light!

This Mom Receives a Missionary Surprise That Brings Her to Tears

 

Finally, are you looking for a fun way to collect guesses about where you or someone else will get an LDS mission call? Check out MissionPrediction! Using this site is free and easy. Check it out!