Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 2014 Departures

Sisters Engman, Chappell, Lavrentyeva, Balls, Me and Aldridge
Elders Carrera and Alca with the President
Departure Dinner at the Mission Home…
… begins with each missionary creating a scrapbook page …

Elders Cannon and DeJesus (left corner and red sweater), who have been in our mission temporarily while awaiting their VISAs to Brazil, joined in the departure festivities (although not yet "coined" for completing their missions)

Sister Chappell

Elder Alca
Sister Lavrentyeva

Enjoying dinner - along with farewell toasts...

President giving a farewell toast to our Brazil-bound Elders

Sharing favorite mission stories…

Sister Balls, from Idaho, delighting everyone (including the APs, Elders Miyasaki and Giles,
who are both also from Idaho) with her mission war stories.

Sister Balls

                                   Sister Chappell

Elder Carrera

The pen was a pivotal part
 of Sister Lavrentyeva's story

Sister Engman

Elder Alca

Elder DeJesus

Elder Cannon

Presenting service coins to the departing missionaries... 

Closing with the mission song.

Our 14-yr-old daughter, Elizabeth, (right) LOVES her sister missionaries!

Departing Testimonies at Next Day's Transfer Meeting

Sister Engman

Elder Carrera

Sister Chappell

Sister Balls

Sister Aldridge

Elder Alca

Sisters Balls and Aldridge

Sisters Pirir and Engman

Sisters Pirir, Chappell, Stauffer, Owens, Saviano

Elder Carrera's parents on the left, and
Elder Alca's brother and parents in the center

Elder Carrera  with Elder Alca

Sister Balls with a special departure gift

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