This will be a blog for Debby and Lynn Edwards as they begin a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We will be serving in the Romania-Moldova mission, specifically serving in the city of Chisinau. We have been called as CES missionaries, but will almost certainly be wearing other hats as we begin to work over there. Today is January 14, 2016. We have had a number of challenges as we have prepared to leave. The most obvious ones have been work related as Lynn has closed his medical practice and there has also been some family health problems, some very serious. Lynn has been attempting to learn Romanian over the last few months and that has also been an interesting challenge. We recently found out we do not have a place to stay on our arrival, but there are people in Chisinau who are looking. Our daughter, Bethany Hillyer, her husband and family will be "baby-sitting" our house for the next 18 months. We leave on Saturday to fly down to Provo, Utah to spend 10 days in the MTC or Missionary Training Center. then we fly overseas. We still do not have our flight plans, but have faith they will arrive soon. Both of us are nervous, excited and ready to go to work. This is something we have planned for years and we are anxious to get started. The other exciting part of this time is that our youngest son, Brendan, is also on an LDS mission, going to serve in New Mexico Albuquerque [although he is now in Edmonton, waiting for a US visa]. It is a time of change for all of us. We anticipate growth.