We wanted to serve a mission and still be close to our family. So we decided to serve a mission at home. My husband called the Gilbert Mission and found out the Brown's would be leaving in May. So we were interviewed with the mission president and later learned we had the job.
We went to the MTC like regular missionaries do and then came home to Gilbert.
Some of the advantages are: we get to sleep in our own bed, drive our cars, see our children and grandchildren, and work with the missionaries. The missionaries are wonderful. We love working with them and President and Sister Wheeler.
There are a few things we miss like a nap every day in the afternoon, trips to see family, and to get out of the valley in the summer. In spite of this, we love our mission and are happy to serve.