Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Saturday, May 28, 2016

April Blog

Since this was to be our last month in our Mission, it was a very unusual month for us. We did our usual volunteer work and we enjoyed our District Meetings and our Zone Training Meeting. However, we put in an extra amount of effort to visit the members of the Branch and to help out several others before our departure to Arizona.

Since our Mission was officially over on April 26, the end of the month was especially hectic. We spent time seeing lots of people and preparing for our trip home. Then we packed the car and drove to Marc and Kathy Clay’s home on April 24. The next day, we were thrilled to go to the Priesthood Restoration site in Harmony, Pennsylvania. Then, on the 26th, we joined the other departing missionaries along with President and Sister Rogers at the Palmyra Temple. When we finished there, we drove to visit the Kirtland, Ohio sites on the 27th. After that, we had a wonderful time with David and Gayle Scott in Lebanon, Ohio and concluded the month with a visit to Dave and Nancy Carlson in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was a great month on all fronts, even if it was a little frantic at the end.

What a wonderful experience this Mission has been for us. We have met and come to love so many new people who are now a permanent part of our lives. In addition, we have had so many wonderful experiences and seen a part of the world with which we have been largely unfamiliar. On top of all of that, we have realized just how blessed we are in our own lives. We will be forever grateful for this Mission and what it has meant to us personally. Thus, this Blog comes to an end for this particular Mission. 

Enjoyed a very quick visit with our granddaughter Kyla.

Palmyra temple with all the missionaries headed home.

At dinner with our landlords, the Greene's.

Our district missionaries

Our district missionaries - one final visit!

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