Thursday, June 5, 2014


The timing of our call to serve in Ghana is interesting because it comes at a critical crossroad in Evans' life. He graduates from high school tomorrow and in the three years that we will be gone, he will have the opportunity to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood, attend a year at BYU-Idaho, receive the blessings of the Temple and serve a two year mission.  While we intend to continue to be very involved in his progress, we will not be physically present with him to share many of these wonderful experiences.  As a result, I am very grateful for the man he has become and the goodness of his heart.  One of my favorite scriptures says: "Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind..."  That's Evans.

So here are some of my "Evans Highlights" from the last few years:

Proof that he loves his dad!

  Ceramics Man

Eagle Scout

The hero of Zelda.

 Mexico 2014

Three letters in tennis.

Evans is a Renaissance Man.



  1. Such a great post! I can't imagine being gone from your son during those times in his life, what a great sacrifice you are making. I'm sure that your family will be blessed. My son is currently serving in your mission and is excited to meet you soon. Thank you for being willing to serve - Good luck in Ghana! I will keep checking on your posts to see how it goes for you and your wife. And congrats to Evans on his graduation!

    1. Thanks, Sister Larsen. I'm glad you found us. We look forward to serving with Elder Larsen. It won't be long now.

  2. Oh, thank you so much for doing the blog! We have LOVED Sis. Shulz's blog the past 21 months! Our son is there's a great mission with wonderful, happy people who are glad to just wake up in the morning, even though they have nothing. Our elder has learned so much from them that he will take with him the rest of his life. May the Spirit be with you as you start your journey in Ghana! Sis. Doggett

  3. Best wishes for you two from all your Walnut Ward friends .....we are so proud of you and pray for you as you start this wonderful journey....thanks for the will be a force for much good. Love to you.
    Connie Diebold