So onto the "rest of the story". YES, as the title of this post says, he is going to the Oregon Portland Mission. He reports to the MTC in Provo on May 27th. Much to be decided between now and then.
He is so excited and had a fun "Mission Call Opening Party". He had alot of his friends come over that evening at 7:00. He decided to wait until after work to open it because his Dad was at work and Jacob needed to go to work and he wanted his friends to come. So he had the following people there with him as he read his call: Dad & Mom (Brian & I, of course), Cassie, Aaron & Tannis, Aunt Fay. Spencer, Will, Drew & Leslie, Jaron, Janeen, Ariel, Amber & Jenny, all the Pecks; Kevin, Jody, Stephanie, Kimi, Shelby & Becca, Shaylin Farr, Calvin Richardson, Jacob Taylor, Rylan Sturm, Caleb Dale, David Weech, Allison McHugh, Shellie Richarson. It was a nice little group and then there were those that were on the phone too.
Jacob requested food, so we had snacks, of course Chips & Salsa, Brownies, Little Smokeys, and some yummy lemon oatmeal squares that Jody brought.
It was a fun evening and really got us excited and most of all Jacob is excited! He is really a big boy now, he got a letter from his good buddy, Thomas Monson and he is ready to go do the Big Boy work in Portland! He knows as we all know, that he has truly been called of the Lord to be His embassador, His valiant servant, to bring souls unto Him.