Ryan departed yesterday, 8/28 for Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, he entered the Mission Training Center where his journey is about to began. He will be studying gospel doctrine and learning the Tagalog language there for nine weeks until he travels to the Philippines. We are all very proud of Ryan and his desire to serve a mission. We know that his experiences, trials, and struggles will shape into the man that he will become. Yesterday, we off a boy and in two years we will welcome home a man. We love you Elder Betancourt. See you in two years!