Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We Will Miss You!

Elder Hone, Anderson, Otto, Gardner, Reading, Wesche & Sister Hudson.
"Well done thou good and faithful Servants! You served with honor!

As the outgoing missionaries arrive at the mission home,
they have their departing interview with the President and they discuss
their goals and plans when they return from their mission. The President
encourages them to take their mother or father on a first date.

The traditional Carne Asada dinner

Elder Hone gave President a lanyard he made from one of the
buck horns that he shot before his mission.
Thanks Elder Hone...we love you!

This is a common look for our Sister Missionaries who are
exposed to the hot sun every day.
They are actually just painted on shoes.

It was a cool evening so we moved outside where Sister Beck presented the
missionaries with their outgoing binder, which includes pictures
of all their companions and other missionaries that they served with
and a Christmas DVD from the past two years! Also a laminated card
that says "Missionaries for Life", as a reminder for each of them.

Ping pong was the game of the night. Sister Beck even joined in the fun!

Elder Wesche recorded in his journal the final events of his mission,
while waiting to play in a ping pong match with others.

Story Time "Mommy do I have to go on a Mission?"

Elder Gardner was ready to eat again so the rest joined in for
the late night snack!

Elder Reading signing a tie for Sister Beck. Each Elder going home
brings a tie that he signs for Sister Beck. Eventually a skirt will be made
from the signed ties as a reminder of all the wonderful missionaries
that served in the Arizona Phoenix Mission!

Elder Hone serving Fruit Smoothies along with President's egg omelet.

Our Assistants (Elder Kleme) drop in to pick up the missionaries to take them
to the airport and get to partake of the early morning breakfast of
waffles with homemade buttermilk syrup.

Our departing missionaries are getting cleaver as they pose for their final group shot!

Elder Otto presented President Beck with his BYU treasured cup. President wouldn't take the
picture with them until he went to his office to get his U of U globe. It's just best not to talk
BYU/UofU with President. It's a sensitive subject!

Off to the Airport...So long Phoenix Arizona...Mom & Dad I'm coming Home!

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