And then he became official. The days leading up to Gerritt flying to Accra, Ghana were bitter sweet. There were so many friends and family that wanted to spend as much time with him as possible. He sure is loved. As I got to spend time with him, it was apparent how ready he was to serve the Lord for two years as a full time missionary.
President Nelson came over on Wednesday night, May 2, to set Elder Gerritt Christian Bradley apart as a full time missionary to serve his two years in the Ghana Accra Mission. The Spirit was very strong, and the love in the room was powerful.
Our family masked our emotions by talking, joking, and playing the guitar.
And then he left us. Early Thursday morning, Gerritt was on his way to the greatest adventure of his life.
Look Out, Africa!!!