Another six weeks has passed and we are saying good bye to seven of our amazing Elders. This is transfer week and we just spent the evening enjoying the company of our leaving missionaries. We had dinner at the mission home, interviews with the President, and Family Home Evening. Once again the Elders hung a tie on the handrail of the mission home banister as a promise to us that they would continue to hold fast to the rod throughout their life. Tomorrow they will return for breakfast, and then we will attend the 11:00 session at the Manila Temple. What a treat for us to be in the temple with these seven valiant and faithful elders.
I have many more pictures to post but I am tired and headed to bed. I just couldn't wait to let you see our handsome leaving elders. We love them so much!
Here we go - here are the rest of my pictures:
Monday: the leaving elders meet at the mission office and have a small breakfast then take part in ERC - which is a seven hour employment training class. After that, they drive to the mission home for dinner, interviews with the President, and FHE.
I don't care if you ARE going home tomorrow, this scares me!
Tuesday: The leaving elders come to the mission home for breakfast and then we are off for a session at the Manila Temple. When we return, dinner is waiting for us, and then we share testimonies. After that, the elders head to their hotel so President and I can make it to the Manila airport in time to pick up the new missionaries coming from Provo.
After our session at the Manila Temple.
Getting ready for testimony meeting.
Can you see the green book sitting against the vase in the background? Right next to Joseph & Hyrum Smith? That was made for President and me by one of the leaving elders. It is filled with talks, thoughts, and lessons about our mission theme, "Being the Hands of the Savior." It is priceless to me! Thank you Elder T.