Departing Group Tuesday 16 August 2016

2016-8-16 Departing Group (1)Hermana Harston was the first to depart today.  We were up at 4:00 a.m. and on our way to the airport at 4:30.  It was very dark out and still.  We watched the stars as we drove.

The airport was busy at this early hour.  Many LDS members were there.  Elder Walters from Ellensberg was leaving for his mission to London.2016-8-16 Departing Group (3)2016-8-16 Departing Group (5)Elder Barduhn and all of his family was leaving for his mission to Washington D. C. 2016-8-16 Departing Group (6)His proud grandpa:2016-8-16 Departing Group (9)2016-8-16 Departing Group (10)These families are wonderful and have been so kind to our missionaries.  2016-8-16 Departing Group (11)2016-8-16 Departing Group (13)2016-8-16 Departing Group (14)

We came home at about 6:00 and went back to bed for an hour or so.  Then we were up for round two.  Betty came to help with the meals.2016-8-16 Departing Group (16)2016-8-16 Departing Group (17)Everyone else was on the same flight to Seattle at 11:00-something.  We had a great final breakfast–our traditional waffles with homemade syrup, Santa Fe Egg Casserole, plenty of bacon, OJ, steal cut oats and fruit.  YUM.2016-8-16 Departing Group (43)2016-8-16 Departing Group (20)2016-8-16 Departing Group (22)2016-8-16 Departing Group (23)Sister Crofts’ parents came to pick her up.  They joined us for breakfast.2016-8-16 Departing Group (25)2016-8-16 Departing Group (27)2016-8-16 Departing Group (32)Hearts have been locked.2016-8-16 Departing Group (40)2016-8-16 Departing Group (42)2016-8-16 Departing Group (44)2016-8-16 Departing Group (45)2016-8-16 Departing Group (46)2016-8-16 Departing Group (47)2016-8-16 Departing Group (49)2016-8-16 Departing Group (50)2016-8-16 Departing Group (52)2016-8-16 Departing Group (60)2016-8-16 Departing Group (64)2016-8-16 Departing Group (71)Then we loaded everything and headed to the airport.2016-8-16 Departing Group (73)Love hearts from Sis. Call:2016-8-16 Departing Group (80)2016-8-16 Departing Group (83)The last walk:2016-8-16 Departing Group (87)2016-8-16 Departing Group (89)2016-8-16 Departing Group (91)Not happy:2016-8-16 Departing Group (93)Another LDS family was here, welcoming home their Elder Gilman!2016-8-16 Departing Group (98)2016-8-16 Departing Group (101)Many from the Yakima 3rd Ward were here to welcome him home.2016-8-16 Departing Group (103)2016-8-16 Departing Group (104)All these Elders served in the Yakima 3rd Ward:2016-8-16 Departing Group (107)2016-8-16 Departing Group (110)2016-8-16 Departing Group (112)2016-8-16 Departing Group (114)2016-8-16 Departing Group (116)Member friends:2016-8-16 Departing Group (118)2016-8-16 Departing Group (120)We said our final good byes. . .2016-8-16 Departing Group (124)And the Gilman family got to say their loving hellos. . .2016-8-16 Departing Group (127)2016-8-16 Departing Group (128)2016-8-16 Departing Group (129)2016-8-16 Departing Group (130)Our last look at these incredible missionaries of our was watching them welcome the new group that arrived on the plane they would fly out on.

This is the changing of the guard in the Washington Yakima Mission.  We will miss our faithful and true departing missionaries like crazy.  And we are thrilled to receive more who will work to take their places.2016-8-16 Departing Group (132)

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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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