Switching gears now…let’s get to the temple where we meet up with the departing missionaries.
After a special time with our departing missionaries in the temple, we head off for the mission office for some lunch and interviews.
Everyone….these are Sonoran Hot Dogs. They are the Tucson bomb!
A good brother from Tucson makes these for us. They are something everyone should try, they are THAT good.
All of the departing missionaries squeal with delight, well maybe not the Elders, when we tell them what’s for lunch… their last ATM lunch.
They are THAT good.
Elder Gillespie thank you for being an ATM missionary. We enjoyed getting to know you and work along side you. We love you!
Off to the mission home for our last dinner and special testimony evening. Pass around the tissue box!
Departing Wednesday-early in the morning… doubt none got very much sleep.
Off to the airport and to get them home to their families! Bitter sweet.
Unloading the precious cargo of eighteen months/two years. Hoping every bag is under 50 lbs! Cross your missionary fingers.
Tickets in hands and hearts a-pounding. Gulp.
This sight is the most tender sight of the transfer cycle. Backs to us, and faces toward their futures. Onward, ever onward!
God Bless you all!! May you take what you’ve learned from your missions and light the world with your Savior’s LIGHT!