Jake called us on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 and informed us that he would be coming home. He would leave Sao Paulo Brazil on Aug. 15 and arrive in the US on Aug. 16 in the Portland Oregon airport.
We enjoyed the day with good friends and family! So glad Natalia and Jeff Gibson were visiting from Utah that week! We felt like it was an answer to prayers to have them here with us when Elder Firl returned home! We had a simple and nice lunch while Elder Firl shared lots of stories from his mission! Later that day he was officially released from his mission by President Randall, of the Vancouver Washington North Stake. We then celebrated by going to Red Robin for a cheese burger...Jake hadn't had one of those for 14 months!