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!

New Missionaries Meet Their "Match"

After a night of sleep
(usually waking up about 2-3 AM)
We head into Milano for training and match.
It is an exciting day!
Enjoy it with us!

And now for the match....

Welcome Sorella Messina
Trainer - Sorella Dean
Serving in Busto Arsizio

 Welcome Sorella Torgesen
Trainer - Sorella Mason
Serving in Pavia

 Welcome Sorella Maddison
Trainer - Sorella Peterson
Serving in Brescia

 Welcome Anziano Bass
Trainer - Anziano Haws
Serving in Bolzano

Welcome Sorella Ala-Jaaski
Trainer - Sorella Ringo
Serving in Vicenza

Off they go!  
They are excited for this new adventure
to be a disciple of Jesus Christ
here in bella Italia.