We report to the MTC on June 21st for the Mission President's Seminar and will fly out to Japan on June 26th. We will officially start the mission in Japan on June 30th, 2008. We are excited and nervous at the same time. But very grateful to be able to serve the Japanese people and work with all the wonderful Elders and Sisters that will be called to Kobe during our term as President.
Here is a picture of our 4 wonderful children. This was taken in the summer of 2006.
From left to right:
Julie (18 in June), Eric or Ricky (16 in July), Erika (21) and James (12)
The boys will accompany us to Kobe.
Julie and Erika will go with us to Kobe in July, but return to BYU in the Fall.
From the Church News
New mission presidents
February 16, 2008
Seven mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency to begin their service about July 1. Their mission assignments will be announced later.
William Arthur McIntyre Jr., 44, Tokyo 1st Ward, Tokyo Japan South Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former bishop and counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, assistant Scoutmaster and missionary in the Japan Tokyo South Mission. President and general manager, Franklin Covey Japan. Born in Sacramento, Calif., to William Arthur and Lovern Kimball McIntyre. Married Rika Ito, four children. A stake Young Women president, Sister McIntyre is a former counselor in the stake Primary presidency, counselor in ward Relief Society and Young Women presidencies, Cub Scout leader and nursery leader. Born in Fukushima, Japan, to Rikuro and Tomiko Kuroba Ito.