Off to the airport!!
Off to the airport!!
Because the Tucson Temple was closed the week of transfers, we had to do another temple trip to the Gila Valley Temple the week before transfers.
Usually, our departing missionaries get to spend their last day in the mission at the temple. However, this transfer the Tucson Temple was closed for cleaning the week of transfers.
With that, we took the missionaries to the Gila Valley Temple (the other temple in our mission) the week before they left.
February 21, 2019
Thank you so much for allowing some of our great Tucson missionaries to participate in the Rodeo Parade this morning. I’m glad the weather held out and they didn’t get drenched! From all accounts, they seemed to enjoy themselves and there couldn’t have been any better representatives of the original Mormon Battalion.
Attached are some pictures you might enjoy. What is not shown in the pictures is a wagon drawn by two horses and carrying the Tucson Mormon Battalion Brass Band playing period music all along the route. Also, there were two of the elders assigned to walk alongside the horses for safety sake.
Thanks again for providing these fine young men!
Even though one could argue these pictures look like postcard or wall calendar pictures, all of these photographs were personally taken by the Browning’s. We love this gorgeous and unique Sonoran Desert!
Oops! How did this sweet cactus get in here? (President and Sister’s Browning’s grand daughter cactus!)
We had special visitors to Tucson and to the whole entire mission on January 25, 2019. EXCITING!! All of our missionaries were gathered together, in one place, at the same time. Soooo cool!!
Our special guests were: President M. Russell Ballard, President Lynn G. Robbins, Elder Richard N. Holzapfel, Elder Raymond Heyman, & Sister Diane Heyman.
(Thank you to Brother Brentyn & Sister Samantha Nymeyer for most of these photos. They are wonderful!!)
The sea of missionaries is an amazing sight along with a gentle roar of love and enthusiasm.
Getting the chaos into their places for pictures as we wait for President Ballard to arrive.
We sing a few songs while we wait……sounds amazing and honestly rivals the Tabernacle Choir!
Now the visiting authorities will shake the hands of everyone!!
Here we go…