Grandparents George and Laura Copeland
Prior to the setting apart, Elder Copeland spent his last Family Home Evening with his family at a picnic in the park.
That evening, Elder Copeland, along with his family and grandparents enjoyed sitting in their front yard together watching the firework display put on by . . .
Time for Good-byes
The next morning, bright and early, Elder Copeland's friend, Kat, was so kind to bring hot muffins and fruit for the family to eat prior to leaving for the airport. Since Elder Copeland would be attending the Missionary Training Center in England, he would be going straight to the airport from his home.
Leaving behind his wonderful home . . .
and heading into the terminal.
Picking up his ticket.
Family and friends who came to wish Elder Copeland off. He was feeling a little sad that he didn't have his missionary badge yet, but he would be picking that up in England at the Mission Home there.
Elder Copeland was his Uncle Ryan who came to see him off.
Then, all too soon it was time to say "Good-bye" for two years. First to his mother . . .
and then to his father.
Now a big hug for his sister with his younger brother looking up to him.
They had such tender feelings for their brother.
Good-bye to his friend, Kat, who has been so supportive of Elder Copeland in this decision to serve a mission.
Good-bye to Grandpa George (and Grandma Laura)