18 December, 2018

The Amazing Six Arrive!

Just a quick note to say
our three Anziani and three Sorelle have arrived
safe and sound!
We must say that this was THE coldest
"first day" ever!
Their smiles and finding efforts
warmed all our hearts.
We're so very glad they are here!

Missionaries -  Haggen, Hulbert, Larsen, (President & Sorella Allen)  Panah, Wengert, Pereyra

Now - for their first day....
Welcoming committee

The Milano Mission Home is decorated for Christmas
and we are honored to host our special guests.
This is also the mission's home.
They are now family here.

Buon Natale!

(Tomorrow is "The Match"!)

13 December, 2018

Heading for Home

In earth life 
very beginning has an ending...
that creates a new beginning.
They are hard.

We send home a wonderful group of missionaries.
Here are some photos of their last moments here.
I always wish parents could hear their lively table chatter
and then enjoy their closing mission testimonies.
You would be humbled, strengthened and proud.

Back to front -
Anziani - Laudert, Petruzziello. Moody, Stratton, Beaujeau, Rogers, Goold,
Traeden, Leavitt
Sorelle - Stolk, Dawson (Pres & Sorella Allen) Epps, Johnson

They are great!

I don't usually post the following
but... we had fun with them this evening.
You can call this...
"The rest of the story".

These pictures are ode to the big Italian in the center who has 
open-mouthed-peered into random space during our pictures
more often than not. 
Of course - in his perfect sense of humor - he is not doing that here.
Of course....

Snaps of them leaving the next very early morning...

Ci vediamo Anziani e' Sorelle!
Buon Natale!