Zach was set apart tonight by President Jeff Call. It was just the four of us due to COVID-19 restrictions but our family was able to listen thru a Facetime call. Masks were worn and President Call put one hand on Zach's head and stood at a distance. It was a such a special experience. The spirit was strong.
Before the actual setting apart, Zach was given the opportunity to share why he wants to serve a mission and the personal revelation he received to first go to school for a year before turning his papers in. Ryan & I shared with him our advice and what strengths he has that will serve him well during the next two years. We told him to love his companions and everyone he meets. We also told him his cheery temperment would be a blessing to many and help others feel at ease and desire to know the source of the light that shines from within him.
President Call blessed him with the gift of tongues and with comfort, confidence and strength while he serves. He also said that angels both seen and unseen and mortal and immortal would attend him. We have the feeling that Zach will be very busy on his mission wherever he goes and we are excited for him.