Just opened his mission call last night and has been called to serve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the ALBANIA TIRANA MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!! He'll be speaking Albanian and leaving for the MTC April 20, 2011. Holy canoli! I'm so proud of my brother! He's such a great example and he's going to DOMINATE! :) Can you say that about a mission....? After he read that he was going to Albania we all scrambled for the map to try and figure out where the heck that was. Turns out it is in between Greece and the Adratic Sea, just above Africa and a boat ride away from Italy! Sooooooo cool! We immediately started googling about Albania to try and figure out what type of a place it is. I'm getting excited all over again just thinking about it! Also, his mission president is from Palo Alto, California where my dad grew up! Crazy random? With Jordan's permission Kaylyn, Karlie and Jake had come over to watch him open his call after bowling and I'm glad they came! Needless to say there was a lot more screaming and jumping up and down :) So there you have it, Jordan has 9 weeks here in the U.S.A and then he's shipped off to Albania for two years. Crazy. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from last night:
"Miss Albania is hot. That's definitely a good sign."
"Toronto? Canada? Ooohh Tirana!"
"Should I be worried that when I type in Albania, the first two searches are Albania flags and then Albania riots....?"
"Albania only has 10 branches in the whole country?!"
"Their flag has dragons on it! I'm going to like this place."
Congrats Elder Jordan Tyler Francis. You're a stud. :)