|Sisters Engman, Chappell, Lavrentyeva, Balls, Me and Aldridge|
Elders Carrera and Alca with the President
… 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)|
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.
|The pen was a pivotal part|
of Sister Lavrentyeva's story
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
|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|