Missionaries prepare to depart

DOWNEY - Siblings Hillary and Jacob Michael are preparing to leave as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.Hillary will leave for Portugal on Tuesday where she will live for 16 months. A 2007 graduate of Downey High School, she has been studying the Portuguese language for two months in Provo, Utah. Hillary attended Brigham Young University the past three years. Her brother, Jacob, graduated from Downey High in June and immediately left for BYU. He will serve in Tonga for 22 months following two months of training in Provo. His departure date is Jan. 5. Their older brother, Russell, served in Germany as a missionary from 2006-08. The family looks forward to reuniting for the high school graduation of their younger sister, Ellen, in June of 2013.

********** Published: December 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 35