Departing Group Dinner and Evening

IMG_5681Here is our December 1 Departing Group.  They started arriving this afternoon at about 4:00 from all over the mission.  Some were brought to us by faithful members in the wards where they were serving.  Some were dropped off by companions and fellow missionaries.  In either case, farewells were sad and heartfelt.2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (4)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (8)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (9)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (10)Elder Cannon meets Sister Cannon:2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (7)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (5)Filling out departure questionnaires (favorite experiences, areas, things they learned, goals, etc.).2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (13)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (12)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (34)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (31)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (14)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (33)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (25)Time for some good food!2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (21)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (29)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (22)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (23)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (30)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (28)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (26)Departure packets with flight information, mission information, a CD of all their letters to the President and some photos, contact information for us and Pres. and Sis. Ware and Pres. and Sis. Taylor, etc.2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (73)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (74)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (49)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (51)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (75)Elder Miller’s Signature Tie:2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (48)

Loading the car for morning.  Five of these missionaries will be up at 4:00 for breakfast and an early departure.  The rest will leave at about 10:15.2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (76)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (77)2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (78)These are our heroes.  We love them with all our hearts.2015-11-30 Departing Group Evening (40)

We did not sleep much tonight.  Maybe an hour.  Maybe not.  Love these sisters so very much.2015-11-30 Departing group night (1)

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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