Friday - 3Oct 2008 - Almost a full week after the Bishop said his call was "mailed" and ceremoniously checking the mailbox every day - IT FINALLY CAME!!!!!!!!!! It read:
Elder Jonathan Gartner - you are hereby called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Mexico Leon Mission. He will report to the MTC on February 11th 2009! WooHoo!!!