Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hard To Say Good-Bye

 The Great Eight
 Leaving us is Sister Cayago, Sister Daquila, Sister Vaki, and Sister Mendiola. Elder Fernando, Elder Villa, Elder Caliao, and Elder Morales.
They met at the Mission Home at 7:30 a.m. to start their going home activities. First thing we did was sign the quilt. Then after the traditional breakfast of Loganisa rice and sweet rolls, we headed to the Manila Temple to do an endowment session together.
Next we stopped off at Jamba Juice and Krispy Kreme, then went back to the Mission Home to talk, relax, and Hold to the Rod with the ties. We had dinner and then ended the night with a testimony meeting. 
President and I want to have the same experience with these eight, that Alma had in Alma 17:1-3. We pray that in 14 years they will still be our 'brethren in the Lord."
Dessert - Sister West, Elder West, and Sister Davis
My life has truly been blessed by becoming friends with, and knowing these eight missionaries. I look at them and see great leaders in the church. Their love for the Savior and faith in His Atonement is evident in the people they have become and the testimonies they bore. I dearly love each of them - Good bye.

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