Sunday, June 14, 2015

Missionaries Returning with Honor

Seventeen elders and sisters completed their missionary service and returned home to their families.
Some of those trips took a long time to complete.  Sister Asiata returned to American Samoa, Sister Sontoyo to Mexico and Elder Blomfield to Canada.  Sister Vaigneur and Elder McConkie flew cross country to the east coast.  Each missionary's journey was unique just as their missions were.  Each left with the respect of their fellow missionaries.  Each touched the lives of those they taught.  Each left with a strong testimony of the Savior, the gospel and the work to which they had given their all.  Our prayers go with them.

Turning in their favorite mission stories and marking their favorite 
verses in Pres. Mullen's scriptures.    

Enjoying each other's company at dinner.  

Ready for testimony meeting.  We never come to this time in the evening 
without wishing that parents could be with us to hear these last testimonies 
born in the mission field.  The elders and sisters have given much, but they
have also received much in faith and experience.  Listening to them share
what they have come to know is a humbling and sacred experience. 

Enjoying dessert together.  

Tuesday morning.  Time for breakfast, one last prayer together, 
and then off to the airport, their families and their futures.