Valentines' Day Celebration of
Eleven Missionaries Finishing Valiantly
While they rotate through their departing interviews with the President, each missionary creates a scrapbook page for our Book of Remembrance.
|J.S. Armstrong (Pres' Exec. Sec'y) and Elder Schoemig|
|Sisters Tuft, Bullock and Nakatsuka|
After dinner, we go around the room hearing everyone's favorite "mission war story"
|Sister Bullock, Elders Peterson, Vaterlaus and Centeno|
|Sisters Tuft and Clement|
|I congratulate them on nobly completing this "victory lap"|
which will launch them on to their next adventures
|The President explains the service coins|
he is about to present
|Elders Moss, Schoemig and Peterson|
|Each coin is delivered through a handshake|
|Our dear friends, Sister & Elder Neibaur, also get coined|
as they complete their invaluable service in the mission office
Singing the Mission Song: "Testify of Me"
|Elders Moss, Schoemig, Peterson, Centeno, Vaterlaus, Winkler and Lanham|
|Sisters Tuft, Clement and Bullock|
|Sisters Tuft, Clement and Nakatsuka|
|"We are family….. I got my four sistas and me!"|
PLEASE go to the CookeCrew YouTube channel to watch these ladies' parting ballad,
"Don't Worry; Be Happy."
|J.S. Armstrong has a long tradition (several decades, in fact)|
of sharing generously with the missionaries
his Brooks Brother ties and See's Chocolates!
|The President and I are hugely blessed to have the services and friendship of|
J.S. Armstrong and Sister Connell in numerous administrative responsibilities.
They are each superb!