Maryandra began working on her mission application papers shortly after graduating from high school. They were ready to send in by the middle of July 2013! Then she waited anxiously for her mission call!
It came 10 days later on July 24, 2013!!! She ran upstairs to her room to open her mission call, then came down happily to share her news with the family! She had been called to the Japan Tokyo South Mission!
Everyone was so excited, except Hyrum when he heard that she would go into the Missionary Training Center on December 11, 2013. That was 4 days before his birthday, so his sister would miss him turning 10 years old! But he soon got over it!!!