This evening after dinner we loaded up this crew and headed to a special spot in Selah, about 15 min away where we could enjoy watching some fireworks. This is the home of our Stake Patriarch Cardon and his cute wife. Their backyard had a view of the entire valley.
We brought the makings for some ice cream sundaes and had some fun treats, compliments Elder Rosenkrantz’s mom.Still light at 9:00 p.m. here.The Yakima valley is off in the distance to the south.The fireworks were set off over by Selah High School.Afterwards we all came back to the Mission Home for our final testimony meeting and last prayer together. These are amazing missionaries who have changed the lives of so many. We also gave out their departure packets with instructions for their flights tomorrow and a few gifts from us.Here is a shot of this departing group.Then we had a little fun before heading to bed. It’s becoming a tradition to teach everyone how to play Rhythm Sticks, a Lewis family favorite. The final four:It was well past midnight when everyone headed to bed. I heard a good deal of wrestling upstairs, which I understand is done throughout the mission where Elders gather. They sure love each other and enjoy being together.