Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying,
On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
                                                                                                                     (Numbers 6)
This was the instruction given to those who
served the children of Israel in the temple, but it
also speaks the feelings of our hearts as missionaries depart.

Here is the group that left for home in May of 2017.

Elder Dall is on the right.
(Also pictured Elder Parson and Elder Anderson,
Assistants to the President)

Elder Calder, next to President Norman.  

Sister Reed (center) and Sister Stone (right)
with Sister Norman.

Companion study with Pres. Mullen.

Elder Dall, Elder Calder, Sister Stone, Sister Reed.
(On the table are the notebooks containing pages for
every missionary who has served in the
California Riverside Mission)

Our faithful assistants, Elder Heward and Elder Ly arrived
at 5:45 a.m. to take Sister Stone to an early flight.  

Breakfast, round two.

We should have left a space for Sister Stone who left earlier.
Elder Calder, Sister Reed and Elder Dall just before leaving
for the airport.  

Each missionary marks their favorite verses in 
President Mullen's scriptures, a sweet remembrance
for us of the missionaries who have served here.