If someone had told me I would be writing an about page about my brother I would be a little skeptical. Dakota Summers, my little brother, made quite a decision. He decided, along with counsel from his Father in Heaven, that serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 24 months was something he needed and had the desire to do.
When the time came, Dakota submitted his papers and waited for what seemed like forever. In January 2016, he received his call to the Georgia Atlanta North mission, and would be departing friends and family on May 25th, 2016. He was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. I think if he had the choice he would have started his mission the minute he opened that call.
Over the space of 24 months Dakota will get one day a week (often referred to as P-Day) to send an email about all the wonderful experiences he has and the people he either comes in contact with or teaches. Along with getting to send an email out, those who would like can send snail mail directly to him in Georgia and he has the opportunity to write and send mail as his schedule allows.
Elder Summers started out in the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo Utah and will spent 3 weeks there. Following that time, he headed to the mission home in Georgia and was assigned an area there, which changes frequently throughout the 2 years he is serving.
Feel free to leave uplifting comments, experiences, or questions.
For those of you that may have missed Dakota’s farewell talk in Church feel free to read over the electronic version of it here.